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The Riigikogu passed with 75 votes in favour the Red Cross Designation and Emblem Act (795 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic. The Act establishes national conditions for the use of the Red Cross designation and emblem, as well as the responsibility for the exploitative abuse of the Red Cross designation and emblem, the Red Crescent designation and emblem, and the Red Lion and the sun designation and emblem.

The Riigikogu concluded the second reading of four Bills:

The Bill on Amendments to the Law of Property Act Implementation Act and State Fees Act (823 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic.

The Bill on Amendments to the Prosecutor’s Office Act, Penal Code, Code of Misdemeanour Procedure, Code of Criminal Proceedings and Information Society Services Act (791 SE), initiated by the Legal Affairs Committee.

The Postal Bill (815 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic;

The Bill on Amendments to § 160 of the Defence Forces Service Act (843 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic.

The second reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Penal Code (599 SE), initiated by the Legal Affairs Committee, was suspended on the motion of the leading committee.

The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of two Bills:

The Bill on Amendments to the Chemicals Act and State Fees Act (855 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic;

The Bill on Amendments to the Income Tax Act, Social Tax Act, Gambling Tax Act and Credit Institutions Act (863 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic.

At the Riigikogu Question Time Minister of the Environment Villu Reiljan answered the questions about the illegal coal terminal, the pollution of the port of Muuga, the opening of new oil shale mines and the field of activity of Minister of the Envronment. Minister of Justice Rein Lang answered the questions about the constitutional order. Minister of Culture Raivo Palmaru answered the questions about the value added tax of tickets of cultural events and the National Broadcasting.

The questions asked at the Question Time and the answers to them as well as the verbatim record of the Riigikogu sitting are available (in Estonian) on the Internet at: http://web.riigikogu.ee/ems/plsql/stenograms.form

The Riigikogu Press Service

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