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Riigikogu

The Riigikogu approved the agenda for the working week, according to which 35 issues will be deliberated. They include deliberations of matters of significant national importance: foreign policy debate on Tuesday and “Information security and the associated threats to democracy and the rule of law” on Thursday.

No replies to interpellations have been scheduled for Monday’s sitting.

At the sitting on Tuesday, the Bill on Amendments to the Military Service Act Implementation Act and the Police and Border Guard Act (667 SE) will be at the third reading, and foreign policy debate as a matter of significant national importance will be held. Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee Marko Mihkelson will make reports.

Three Bills will be at the second reading: the Bill on Amendments to the Government of the Republic Act and Other Acts (merger of the Environmental Board and the Environmental Inspectorate) (789 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Rural Development and Agricultural Market Regulation Act (788 SE); and the Bill on Amendments to the Fertilisers Act and the State Fees Act (639 SE).

 The Bill on Amendments to the Value-Added Tax Act (763 SE) will be at the first reading.

At the sitting on Wednesday, five Bills will be at the third reading: the Covered Bond Bill (760 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Law of Ship Flag and Registers of Ships Act and Amendments to the Income Tax Act and Other Associated Acts (722 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Social Benefits for Disabled Persons Act (663 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Imprisonment Act (680 SE); and the Bill on Amendments to the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act (799 SE).

19 Bills will be at the second reading: the Bill on Amendments to the Estonian Defence Forces Organisation Act (783 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Plant Propagation and Plant Variety Rights Act, the Administrative Co-operation Act and the State Fees Act (733 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Tobacco Act and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Electricity Excise Duty Act (775 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Industrial Emissions Act and the Alcohol, Tobacco, Fuel and Electricity Excise Duty Act (736 SE); the International Sanctions Bill (721 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Trade Marks Act, the Industrial Design Protection Act and Other Acts (765 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Traffic Act (752 SE); the Personal Data Protection Act Implementation Bill (778 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Riigikogu Rules of Procedure and Internal Rules Act and the Constitutional Review Court Procedure Act (762 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Official Statistics Act and the Public Information Act (794 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Accounting Act (795 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Trade Marks Act, the Principles of Legal Regulation of Industrial Property Act and Other Acts (793 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Ports Act and the Liquid Fuel Act (780 SE); the Heritage Conservation Bill (684 SE); the Higher Education Bill (725 SE); the Tallinn University Bill (726 SE); the Estonian University of Life Sciences Bill (727 SE); the Estonian Academy of Arts Bill (730 SE); and the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre Bill (728 SE).

The Draft Resolution of the Riigikogu “Holding a Referendum on the Issue of Participation in the UN’s Global Compact for Migration” (764 OE) will be at the first reading.

Deliberation of the matter of significant national importance “Information security and the associated threats to democracy and the rule of law”, initiated by the Estonian Free Party Faction, is scheduled for Thursday’s sitting. Andres Herkel, Chairman of the Estonian Free Party Faction, Ilmar Raag, strategic communication expert, Helen Eenmaa-Dimitrieva, Research Fellow in IT Law at the School of Law of the University of Tartu, and Ivo Juurvee, Research Fellow at the International Centre for Defence and Security, will make reports.

Three Bills will be at the second reading: the Bill on Amendments to the Estonian Defence League Act (786 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Police and Border Guard Act and the Rescue Service Act (768 SE); and the Bill on Amendments to the Penal Code and Amendments to Other Associated Acts (658 SE).

During the open microphone, Märt Sults took the floor.

Video recordings of the sittings of the Riigikogu can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/riigikogu

(NB! The recording will be uploaded with a delay.)

Riigikogu Press Service
Gunnar Paal,
+372 631 6351, +372 5190 2837
gunnar.paal@riigikogu.ee
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