Tallinn earmarks 50-euro allowance to all schoolchildren

The Tallinn city draft budget sets forth to pay each pupil in the Estonian capital’s schools a one-time 50-euro allowance, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
The city’s mayor Mihhail Kõlvart said to ETV+’s programme Kohv+ on Monday, December 6, that the city will begin paying a new kind of study allowance, which will grant each pupil in the city EUR 50 at the start of the school year.
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«Currently, that is only valid for first graders, each student will receive EUR 50 from next year and we hope to increase that to EUR 100 for the next budgetary period,» the mayor, who represents the Centre Party noted.
As to senior citizens, Kõlvart said that the city’s supplemental pension benefit is planned at EUR 150 for 2022 and that city officials envisage to increase the sum to 200 euros in the future. The Tallinn local government plans to adopt the city’s budget by December 21. Funds in the budget are estimated at over one billion euros for the first time, ERR reports.