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The new Minister of Social Affairs Taavi Rõivas took the oath of office before the Riigikogu.

On the motion of the Legal Affairs Committee, the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Code of Enforcement Procedure and the Bailiffs Act (309 SE), initiated by the Government, was concluded. According to the Bill, a great number of amendments are connected with the electronic e-auction system which will be launched as of 12 January 2013: the procedure for participation in the e-auction and registration to the auction is specified. With one amendment, the simplified procedure for selling movables of low value is established. In the future, a bailiff may sell movables the value of which does not exceed 100 euro pursuant to the simplified procedure. Also, the Bill eliminates the obligation to publish an announcement of an auction also in a local newspaper that caused enforcement costs, extends the term for assignment of the rights of a purchaser, provides the conditions for the payment of the deposit and the purchase price to the bank account of the bailiff and makes several other amendments. The Bill was sent to the second reading.

Due to the end of the working hours of the sitting of the plenary assembly, the first reading of the Bill on Amendments to the Basic Schools and Upper Secondary Schools Act (272 SE), initiated by the Estonian Centre Party Faction, was adjourned. The deliberation of the Bill will be resumed on Wednesday, 12 December, at the sitting beginning at 2 p.m.

The Riigikogu Press Service