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The Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi replied to the interpellation concerning the costs of the euro advertising campaign (No 421), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Inara Luigas, Kadri Simson, Lauri Laasi, Vladimir Velman, Valeri Korb and Eldar Efendijev on 24 March.
Ligi explained that the information campaign relating to the transition to the euro deals with practical aspects. Information is presented in a neutral way. In Ligi’s words, the Government would like to see certain kind of information – very practical – in media. The action plan of the information campaign is also planned to include information seminars for the Estonian media organised by the European Commission and the European Central Bank. In these seminars, scheduled for July and September, the European Economic and Monetary Union will be introduced to journalists. An expert committee and the euro communication working group organise press briefings on topical issues every month where an overview of the state of the preparation is given. Eesti Pank is also planning to organise several seminars and a relevant conference. An international euro conference is scheduled for September. A booklet will be published, introducing euro notes and their security features.
The Minister of Social Affairs Hanno Pevkur replied to the interpellation concerning unemployment statistics (No 425), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Olga Sõtnik, Valeri Korb, Georg Pelisaar, Evelyn Sepp, Mailis Reps, Marika Tuus, Arvo Sarapuu, Jaak Aab and Rein Ratas on 7 April, and the interpellation concerning the subsistence benefit (No 426), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Marika Tuus, Lembit Kaljuvee, Valeri Korb, Georg Pelisaar, Mailis Reps, Inara Luigas, Eldar Efendijev, Nelli Privalova, Kalev Kallo, Jaak Aab, Nikolai Põdramägi, Evelyn Sepp and Ain Seppik on 7 April.
The Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Juhan Parts replied to three interpellations. They were the following:
the interpellation concerning the conflict of the Geographical Indications Protection Act and the Trade Marks Act (No 413), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Georg Pelisaar, Inara Luigas, Toivo Tootsen, Arvo Sarapuu, Jaak Aab, Nikolai Põdramägi, Rein Ratas, Evelyn Sepp, Valeri Korb and Toomas Varek on 23 March;
the interpellation concerning the problems relating to reconstruction of Väo–Maardu road section (No 414), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Mailis Reps, Eldar Efendijev, Nelli Privalova, Vladimir Velman, Kalev Kallo and Valeri Korb on 23 March;
the interpellation concerning emission allowances (No 431), submitted by Members of the Riigikogu Lembit Kaljuvee, Valeri Korb, Toomas Varek, Mailis Reps, Enn Eesmaa, Eldar Efendijev, Vladimir Velman, Arvo Sarapuu, Nikolai Põdramägi, Jüri Tamm, Mark Soosaar, Heljo Pikhof, Valdur Lahtvee, Marek Strandberg, Toomas Trapido and Maret Merisaar on 13 April.
The Riigikogu Press Service