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Jana Levitina,


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This position is not supported by statistics, research, or other facts that would prove that such abuse of the law prevails among foreign students and employees. It is just an opinion and laws cannot be based on empty opinions. "Relevant changes automatically exclude, for example, single parents who cannot start working or studying in Estonia solely on the basis that their family members have the right to visit them in Estonia. These persons may also have sufficient financial resources to cope in Estonia with their children or spouse," Kaimar Karu and Taavi Aas The above example clearly illustrates how the respective changes may adversely affect foreign students and employees, who could otherwise enrich the Estonian market and not only get an education in Estonia, but also continue working in Estonia, applying their special skills and knowledge to enrich the Estonian market. "In any case, the state's obligation to protect the Estonian people must be taken into account. If there is no reliable data on the situation in the third country, the situation has simply changed, the world has changed. We can no longer take into account the rules that were in place three months ago. "If there is no reliable data on the situation with the spread of the virus in a third country, then simply the situation has changed, the world has changed. We can no longer take into account the rules that were in force three months ago." - Ruth Annus (3) With the above view, we see several problems: Those who come to Estonia to study or work for a relatively long time do not pose a risk of introducing the coronavirus upon arrival and quarantine for 14 days. When it comes to economic protection, abandoning foreign students would lead to funding problems for Estonian education, which are paid for by Estonian students or teachers who do not receive proper education or salary, or by Estonian taxpayers, who would have to pay for the lack of money in the future: "If we talk about freshmen and third-country students, it probably means about half a million holes in one semester, if we talk about a longer period of time and all international students, it still means several million," - Aune Valk As a similar proposal was published by the Ministry of the Interior as early as December 2019, we understand that the Ministry of the Interior still considers “rules that were still in force three months ago” - or rather rules that the Ministry of the Interior thought should have been in force 6 months ago regardless of the coronavirus. Therefore, this proposal to amend the law of the Ministry of the Interior does not seem to be related only to the current crisis situation.