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A request for explanation is a communication or a question that requires us to analyse or synthesise the information we already possess, gather additional information or ask for a legal explanation.

A request for explanation can be submitted electronically, on paper or orally.

We have 30 days to respond to the request. In particularly complicated matters, the term for responding may be extended to up to two months. In this case we will inform you about the extension and the reasons behind it.

In case of oral communications, the Secretary General of the Riigikogu will organise a meeting with a competent official, or will receive the submitter of the request themselves.

Reception hours

The Secretary General of the Riigikogu receives members of the public in issues of the Chancellery from 1 to 4 p.m. every first Friday of the month.

If you want to register for the reception, please call 631 6330 or send an e-mail to: [email protected].

In order to register you need to:

  • briefly explain the issue or submit a question you want answered, and
  • leave your contact information (phone number and e-mail address) in order to confirm the time, the topic or other details of the meeting, if need be.


Last updated: 19.10.2021