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Today, the Riigikogu passed two Resolutions which appointed a new justice of the Supreme Court and the representative of Estonia to the Control Committee of the Nordic Investment Bank.

Under the Resolution of the Riigikogu “Appointment of Kai Kullerkupp a Justice of the Supreme Court” (5 OE), submitted by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Villu Kõve, Kai Kullerkupp is appointed a justice of the Supreme Court as of 1 September 2019.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Villu Kõve noted in his cover letter that, in addition to long-term service in the judicial system, Kai Kullerkupp had contributed considerably to the instruction work at the School of Law of the University of Tartu, having been a lecturer in civil law in 2001–2015. She has participated in the drafting of the annotated editions of the General Part of the Civil Code Act and the Law of Property Act. Besides that, she has published publications in both Estonian and foreign scientific journals. Kullerkupp is an experienced and recognised lawyer whose life and professional experience allow her to contribute significantly to the work of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court and the further development of Estonian civil law.

In 2005, the President of the Republic appointed Kai Kullerkupp a judge of court of appeal and she started work in the Civil Chamber of Tallinn Circuit Court. In 2008, Kullerkupp began work as a judge of Tartu Circuit Court, and has been the Chairman of its Civil Chamber since 2013.

Kai Kullerkupp made a speech, and then answered questions from members of the Riigikogu.

58 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the passage of the Resolution, 19 voted against, and there was one abstention.

Under the Resolution of the Riigikogu “Appointment of the Representative of Estonia to the Control Committee of the Nordic Investment Bank” (10 OE), submitted by the Finance Committee, Aivar Kokk is appointed as the representative of Estonia to the Control Committee of the Nordic Investment Bank from 1 June 2019 to 31 May 2020.

The Control Committee of the Nordic Investment Bank is responsible for the audit of the accounting records of the bank, and submits its annual audit report to the Board of Governors of the bank. The Control Committee consists of ten members. The members of the Committee are appointed for up to two years. The Nordic Council and the Parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania appoint one member from each country. Two members are appointed by the Board of Governors of the bank to serve as the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Committee. The chairmanship and the deputy chairmanship of the Committee rotate among the member countries.

69 members of the Riigikogu voted in favour of the passage of the Resolution and one voted against.

Verbatim record of the sitting (in Estonian)

Video recordings of the sittings of the Riigikogu can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/riigikogu

(NB! The recording will be uploaded with a delay.)

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Veiko Pesur
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