The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of two Bills
The Temporary Administration of Payment of Salaries related to Average Wages in Estonia Act (522 SE), initiated by the Estonian Reform Party Faction and the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union Faction, is intended to achieve savings on personnel costs in all administrative agencies which pay salaries related to the average wages in Estonia.
The Bill on Amendments to § 23 of the Forest Act (527 SE), initiated by the Estonian Green Party Faction, reduces the risk of cuttings endangering the richness of life in the limited management zones of protected areas and in special conservation areas and enables to protect key biotopes also in such areas. At the same time, the artificial restriction on the size of key biotopes is eliminated. The Estonian Centre Party Faction moved to reject the Bill at the first reading. The motion was not supported. The result of voting: 13 votes in favour, 53 against.
The sitting ended at 5.34 p.m.
The Riigikogu Press Service
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