On the initiative of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu, Estonian migration policy will be discussed as a matter of significant national importance at the sitting of the plenary assembly of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) on Tuesday, 13 October at 10 a.m.
In the opinion of the Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee Kalle Palling, today’s discussion will have an important role in shaping the future of the migration policy of Estonia, and be a good start to a trans-party debate. “Refugee crisis in Europe has deepened. The Government has approved an action plan for receiving war refugees, and on the basis of this plan, the Riigikogu should strive towards a trans-party migration policy,” Palling said.
Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu Kalle Palling, Minister of the Interior Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Social Protection Margus Tsahkna and Chairman of the Estonian Refugee Council Eero Janson will present reports at the sitting of the Riigikogu. Each member of the Riigikogu has the right to pose one question to each speaker. At the end of the sitting, time is planned for the speeches of the representatives of factions, and if necessary, the debate will be extended from until 1 p.m. to until 2 p.m.
TV channels ETV and ETV+ will make a live broadcast of the sitting.