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At 3 p.m. on Monday, the festive opening sitting of the Riigikogu autumn session will begin, with speeches by the President of the Riigikogu Eiki Nestor and the President of the Republic Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

At the beginning of the sitting, Siim Valmar Kiisler will take the oath of office of the member of the Riigikogu. Some members of the Government of the Republic are also going to take the oath of office.

Türnpu Male Choir of the Tallinn Male Choir Society, conducted by conductor Ene Kangron, will sing the national anthem. This year will mark the 150th anniversary of composer Konstantin Türnpu, and there is an exhibition on the first floor of the Riigikogu building until the end of September to celebrate this occasion.

At the opening sitting, ministers will reply to seven interpellations submitted by members of the Riigikogu: the Minister of Justice Urmas Reinsalu will reply to the interpellation concerning the collective address “Stop the Overfeeding of Political Parties!”; the Minister of Rural Affairs Urmas Kruuse will reply to the interpellation concerning African swine fever; the Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand will reply to the interpellation concerning blank foreign passports of Ukraine and the receiving of refugees into Estonia; the Minister of Culture Indrek Saar will reply to the interpellations concerning the obtaining of health insurance cover by creative persons who earn income on the basis of a contract under the law of obligations, and the financing of unexpected expenditures of sports federations; the Minister of Education and Research Jürgen Ligi will reply to the interpellations concerning the valuing of the work of nursery school teachers, and school lunch.

The second session of the 13th Riigikogu will last from 14 September to 17 December. Regular sittings will be held on eleven weeks.

Riigikogu Press Service
Kati Varblane
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