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Amendments to Advertising Law and other decisions viewed by Saeima this week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 17 November, the Saeima will decide on amendments to Advertising Law that will prohibit depicting children in advertisements of tobacco products and energy drinks.

In the final reading, the parliament will also view amendments to the Law on Residential Properties to improve legislative regulations in housing affairs.

The parliament will also view the decision regarding 12th Saeima deputy Veiko Spolitis’ breach of Saeima code of ethics.

Members of the parliament will also have to decide on the submission of multiple new draft decisions to committees for review. Among them is a legislative draft intended to change the order of approval of applications submitted to the Enterprise Register.

It is also planned to submit amendments to the State Civil Service Law to committees for review. These legislative amendments allow for officials who perform duties in Defence Ministry or intuitions under its authority to be transferred to National Armed Forces to undergo professional military service for up to five years.

Saeima’s Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee has asked the parliament to add amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law to the agenda. These amendments provide that only people who are eligible to receive access to official secrets will be allowed to become members of the National Electronic Mass Media Council.

Five Saeima deputies have asked the parliament to add to the meeting’s agenda amendments to the Law on Preservation and Protection of the Historic Centre of Riga in order to prohibit transport and infrastructure development projects that could cause irreparable loss of cultural historic value of the city from being organized in protected areas of Riga.

In total, there are 20 matters on the agenda of Saeima’s 17 November meeting.

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