The Riigikogu passed with 89 votes in favour the Act on Amendments to § 61 of the State Pension Insurance Act (1 SE), initiated by the Social Democratic Party Faction, Estonian Reform Party Faction and Pro Patria Union Faction. The Act increases the base amount of the pension by EEK 250 and the rate of the national pension by EEK 150 from 1 July. The pension increase was possible due to the growth of the receipt arising from the part of pension insurance of social taxes which has generated a sufficient surplus for the extraordinary increase in pensions.
The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Restrictions on Acquisitions of Immovables Act (27 SE). The Bill makes the duties of bailiffs and trustees in bankruptcy unambiguously understandable.
At Question Time Prime Minister Andrus Ansip answered the questions about the excise duty policy, the compensation of expenses caused by the April unrest, budget strategy, alcohol policy and integration. Minister of Culture Laine Jänes answered the questions about the production of Russian language based teleprogrammes.
The verbatim record (in Estonian) can be found at: http://www.riigikogu.ee/?op=steno
The Riigikogu Press Service
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