The Riigikogu passed with 60 votes in favour the Republic of Estonia Education Act, Universities Act, University of Tartu Act, Institutions of Applied Higher Education Act and Recognition of Foreign Professional Qualifications Act Amendment Act (323 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic. The Act establishes framework requirements for the training of doctors, veterinarians, chemists, dentists, architects and civil engineers in Estonia and determines the objectives and entire volume of those trainings, the requirements for study programmes regarding the content of trainings and the requirements for educational institutions concerning the teaching staff. The minimum training requirements arising from sectoral directives are also conclusively harmonised.
The Riigikogu concluded the first reading of the following Bills:
The Bill on the Ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography (346 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic. The term for submission of motions to amend to the Social Affairs Committee is 18 May, 12.00.
The Medicinal Products Bill (360 SE), initiated by the Government of the Republic. The term for submission of motions to amend to the Social Affairs Committee is 20 May, 18.00.
The Riigikogu Press Service