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Political calendar of Latvia. May 13 - 17, 2013

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Аuthor: Agnese Gulbe/LETAMonday, May 13:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins departs for an official visit to Turkmenistan.

-Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is away on an official visit to USA.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Minister Committee.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Reform Party.

-Meeting of the Saeima Presidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Cooperation Council.

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, during which Latvia’s national position will be discussed prior to the ECOFIN meeting on May 14.

Tuesday, May 14:

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Budget-Finance Commission reviews amendments to the Credit Institutions Law and the Real Estate Property Law;

Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Status of a Long-term Resident of the European Community in the Republic of Latvia;

Members of the Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission meet with representatives of the Re.Baltica centre for investigative journalism;

Education, Culture and Science Commission prepares amendments to the Education Law;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission listens to the report of the National Armed Forces that participate in the military operation in Afghanistan;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Seizure of Property of a Public Person and the Associations and Organizations Law.

-Meeting of consultants of the parliamentary faction of Harmony Centre.

Wednesday, May 15:

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Members of the European Affairs Commission meet with European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs in order to discuss Latvia’s position prior to the council of EU ministers for matters of education, youth, culture and sport;

Members of the Budget and Finance Commission meet with the President of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics;

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Criminal Process Law and the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Children’s Rights Law;

Education, Culture and Science Commission prepare amendments to the Education Law;

Social Cohesion Commission evaluates youth organizations from the point of view of social cohesion opportunities;

Audit Commission learns of the results of the State Audit’s inspection into the Education and Science Ministry.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Harmony Centre;

Thursday, May 16:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins presents the Order of Three Stars to the first finance minister of the renewed Republic of Latvia, Elmars Silins. Berzins will also participate in the annual meeting of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia

Friday, May 17:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Prime Minister Petr Nečas of the Czech Republic.

-Meeting of the Saeima European Affairs Commission.

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