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Estonia: The Bill on next year’s state budget will be at the second reading in the Riigikogu this working week

NordenBladet — The Riigikogu approved its agenda for this working week, which includes 13 items.

No deliberation of Bills or replies to interpellations have been scheduled for Monday’s sitting.

At Tuesday’s sitting, six Bills will be at the second reading. They are the following: the Bill on the Ratification of the Agreement on the Amendment and Termination of the Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden and the Government of the Republic of Estonia on the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments (240 SE); the Bill on the Ratification of the Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union (218 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the State Pension Insurance Act (253 SE); the Bill on Amendments to § 28 the Citizenship Act (217 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Organic Farming Act and the Plant Propagation and Plant Variety Rights Act (260 SE); and the Bill on Amendments to the Feed Act (225 SE).

Three Bills will be at the first reading. They are the following: the Bill on Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Other Acts (257 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Local Government Financial Management Act (282 SE); and the Bill on Amendments to the Social Tax Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (244 SE).

At the sitting on Wednesday, three Bills will be at the second reading. They are the following: the State Budget for 2021 Bill (254 SE); the Bill on Amendments to the Tourism Act and the Consumer Protection Act (234 SE); and the Bill on Amendments to the Government of the Republic Act and Other Acts (merger of the Civil Aviation Administration, the Road Administration and the Maritime Administration) (236 SE).

At Thursday’s sitting, the matter of significant national importance “New generation of teachers and valuing of teacher’s profession as a mainstay of the sustainability of the state of Estonia” will be deliberated. Aadu Must, Chairman of the Cultural Affairs Committee; Madis Somelar, Chairman of the Board of the Estonian History and Civics Teachers Association, coordinator of the network of subject teachers, and teacher, class teacher and Director of Studies at Tallinn Secondary School of Science; Professor Margus Pedaste, Head of Pedagogicum at the University of Tartu; and Mailis Reps, Minister of Education and Research, will make reports.

The new Minister of the Environment Rain Epler took his oath of office before the Riigikogu.

During the open microphone, Jaak Juske, Kalle Grünthal and Peeter Ernits took the floor.

 

Source: Parliament of Estonia

 



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