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Officials to discuss draft that will allow the Saeima to review refugee matters

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 24 September, the Saeima will decide on amendments to the Asylum Law that are meant to provide the parliament the right to view all matters related to refugees and asylum seekers’ resettlement in Latvia.

Saeima deputies will view multiple legislative initiatives that provide for transferring ownership over real estate properties in Riga, Jurmala and Kandava to Council of the Jewish Communities of Latvia, as reported by Saeima press-service.

In the first reading, the Saeima will decide on amendments to the Military Service Law in order to transfer recruitment functions to the National Armed Forces next year. Deputies will also conceptually view amendments to the Handling of Alcoholic Beverages Law.

In the second reading, Saeima deputies will decide on amendments to the law meant to delegate sign language training and unemployed people’s training to Latvian Association of the Deaf.

In order to introduce a new accounting directive, the Saeima will view amendments in the second reading in regards to a new draft on annual accounts.

The meeting’s agenda also includes multiple drafts submitted to the Saeima upon which the parliament will have to decide whether or not to submit them to committees for review.

In total, there are 20 matters on the agenda of the 24 September Saeima meeting.


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