Estonian parlt to hold 1st reading of Estonian-Russian border treaty Nov 25

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The Riigikogu foreign affairs committee decided on Thursday to put the bill of ratification of the treaties on the land border and the border between the maritime areas of Estonia and Russia before the house for the first reading on Nov. 25.

The committee's proposal for the chamber is to complete the bill's first reading.

Chairman of the standing committee Sven Mikser said he was glad that the majority of members of the committee backed the forwarding of the bill to the chamber for the first reading and completing the first reading.

If the first reading is completed then, amendments to the bill can be filed during ten working days, according to the committee's proposal, spokespeople for the Riigikogu said.

Two votes were taken in the committee on Thursday. In the first vote the proposal to put the ratification bill to the first reading on Nov. 25 was endorsed with votes four to two. The second proposal, to complete the first reading of the ratification bill, was also endorsed with votes four to two.