The Riigikogu passed with 82 votes in favour the Obligation to Leave and Prohibition on Entry Act Amendment Act (954 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic. The amendments to the Act enable Estonia to fulfil the obligations arising from the membership of the European Union against a national of a third country who is subject to an expulsion order from the territory of the European Union. The Act stipulates the procedure for the issue of air transit permits for the transit passage through Estonia and enables, correspondingly, Estonia to apply for a transit permit from another Member State of the European Union, in order to expel an alien who is staying in Estonia illegally. Sections were added to the Act which stipulate the issue of a common travel document of the European Union for the expulsion, expulsion by air, application for the transit permit and issue of the permit, and the refusal to issue the permit and all that is related to the escorting officer of the person to be expelled. Nobody voted against the Act and nobody abstained.
The Riigikogu Press Service
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