The Estonian police intend to develop a neighborhood reconciliation program by this spring. Its goal: to relieve the state authorities from the flow of domestic complaints and to find an organization that will regulate disputes between neighbors.
According to the Estonian TV channel ERR, every year the police receive thousands of reports about conflicts between neighbors, in most cases there is no crime. Most often, people complain about noise from neighbors or improper parking near their homes.
Margarita Ingel, Commissioner of the Prefecture of Põhja, says that often people don’t know their neighbors, they don’t even say hello to them. That is why they are not able to solve the problem on their own. She herself often works as a volunteer in solving conflict situations of residents of the same house.