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New requirements for lenders and other decisions viewed by the Saeima this week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 26 May, the Saeima will view amendments to the Consumer Rights Protection Law in the second reading. These amendments are meant to enhance consumer protection and introduce new requirements for lenders and supervisory institutions.

Deputies will also view amendments to the Civil Process Law, which are necessary to reduce the time it takes to review cassation requests. The Saeima will also view amendments to the repatriation law to help change the established generation restriction to include a wider range of people who can receive repatriate status.

Amendments to the Aviation Law will be viewed in the second reading as well. These provide for the permission to military forces to shoot down UAVs near military objects or force them to land.

In the first reading, the parliament will decide on the ratification of the agreement to deepen relations between EU member states and Kazakhstan. It is planned that the ratification of this agreement will enhance their cooperation in economy, including in the field of investments.

In order to prevent the possibility of the country’s finance system being used for money laundering purposes or terrorism financing, the Saeima will decide on amendments that will help strengthen the financial sector.

There are other drafts planned to be viewed by members of the parliament. Among them is a draft that provides for the establishment of legal justification for enforcement of compensation for damage caused during litigation of criminal processes and administrative violations.

The Saeima will also decide whether or not to submit amendments to the Law on Retirement Pension for Military Personnel to committees for review. These amendments are meant to motivate soldiers to continue professional service.

Deputies will also decide as to whether or not committees should review the initiative to provide social assistance to Latvians who had participated in combat during WWII regardless of the side they fought on.

In total, there are 27 matters on the Saeima’s agenda for the 26 May meeting.

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