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 Due to the end of the working hours of the sitting, the second reading of the Bill on Amendments to Subsection 7(3) of the Republic of Estonia Principles of Ownership Reform Act (15 SE), initiated by Members of the Riigikogu Evelyn Sepp, Toivo Tootsen, Tõnu Kauba and Helle Kalda, was adjourned. The objective of the Bill was to eliminate a theoretical possibility for the restitution of unlawfully expropriated property to the persons who had left from Estonia to Germany in 1939 and in 1941. The present Principles of Ownership Reform Act stipulates that under the contracts concluded with the state of Germany, the restitution or compensation of the unlawfully expropriated property of the persons who have left Estonia, will be solved pursuant to international agreements. According to the authors of the Bill, the conclusion of such agreements would be unlikely. But at the same time this theoretical confusion creates legal unclarity. The deliberation of the Bill will be resumed at Tuesday’s sitting.

Inara Luigas , the alternate member of the Riigikogu instead of Aadu Must, took the oath of office.

The verbatim record of the Riigikogu sitting is available (in Estonian) on the Internet at:


The Riigikogu Press Service