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The European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) convened for its first sitting today, and elected Anneli Ott the Chair and Sven Mikser the Deputy Chair of the Committee.

Other members of the European Union Affairs Committee are Heiki Hepner, Kalev Kallo, Tarmo Kruusimäe, Oudekki Loone, Jaak Madison, Tõnis Mölder, Kalle Palling, Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Anti Poolamets, Taavi Rõivas, Riina Sikkut, Aivar Sõerd, Urve Tiidus and Jaak Valge. The Committee has altogether 16 members.

The European Union Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Riigikogu that has a deciding and coordinating role in the issues relating to the European Union. The Committee gives the mandate to the positions of the Government of the Republic on proposed European Union legislation and to Estonia’s positions for the meetings of the Council of Ministers of the European Union and the European Council. The positions of the European Union Affairs Committee are mandatory for the Government, and the Government proceeds from them in the discussions held in Europe.

Photos of the sitting (will be uploaded with a delay)

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