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Political calendar of Latvia from the 13th to 17th of February 2012

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February 13th, Monday

-The President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the meeting of the Council of National Minorities and the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Defense.

-Saeima Chairman Solvita Aboltina carries out a two-day official visit to Georgia

-The Law of Citizenship amendment sub-commission of the judicial commission discusses the amendments to the Law of Citizenship before the second hearing.

-The Canada Parliament cooperation group of deputies meets with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada John Morrison.

-Meeting of the Zatlers’ Party of reforms parliamentary faction.

-Prime-minister Valdis Dombrovskis hosts a Ministry Cabinet meeting, participates in the meeting of the Coalition Council of cooperation, as well as takes part in the presentation of the «Linguistic situation in Latvia: 2004-20010» research.

-Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics gives an interview to the First Baltic Channel.

Tuesday, February 14th.

-The President of Latvia Andris Berzins visits the Riga Lithuanian Secondary School; welcomes the Bulgarian Ambassador Ivan Anguelov Naydenov due to the end of his mission in Latvia, and meets with the organizers and activists of the Riga – 20:14 Club.

-Meetings of the Saeima standing commissions.

The Judicial commission discusses the amendments the Code of Administrative violations before the second hearing, as well as the amendments to the Law of Declarations

The Human Rights and Social issues Commission reviews the «Amendments to the Law of electronic media» bill

The commission of defense, internal affairs and corruption prevention discusses the results of the work done by the State Police in 2011

The State rule and local government commission discusses the amendments to the «Law of conflict of interest prevention in the activities of officials» bill before the first hearing.

-The Prime-minister Valdis Dombrovskis holds a meeting of the government

Wednesday, February 15th.

-The President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the ceremony of the Judges’ solemn oath; meets with the Prime-minister Valdis Dombrovskis and the Minister of economy Daniels Pavluts; welcomes the participants of the «Day of shadows» project.

-The Saeima Chairman Solvita Aboltina participates in the meeting of the Saeima Judicial commission; opens the «The Satversme of the Republic of Latvia – 90» exhibition; welcomes the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Austria in Latvia Stefan Pehringer; meets with the participants of the «Day of shadows» in the Saeima; attends the meeting of the Unity parliamentary faction.

-The Day of shadows in the Saeima. Meetings of the standing commissions of Saeima; meetings of the Zatlers’ Party of reforms and the Greens’ and farmers’ union parliamentary factions.

-The Prime-minister Valdis Dombrovskis gives and interview to the Latvian radio, LNT television company and Radio 101.

-The Minister of Foreign affairs Edgars Rinkevics meets with the Chairman of the Free Latvians of the world union Janis Kukainis; participates in the discussion of experts concerning the perspectives of Latvian-Lithuanian partnership.

Thursday, February 16th.

-The President of Latvia Andris Berzins performs a three-day work visit to Poland.

-The Saeima Chairman Solvita Aboltina manages the parliament’s plenary meeting.

-The Prime-minister Valdis Dombrivskis manages the meeting of the Reform execution group; meets with the Minister of Foreign affairs of Estonia Urmas Paet.

Friday, February 17th

-The Prime-minister Valdis Dombrovskis gives and interview the Dome Square broadcast of the Latvian radio; welcomes the ambassador of Greece in Latvia George Chatzimichelakis and the ambassador of Canada in Latvia John Morrison.

-The Minister of Foreign affairs Edgars Rinkevics visits Daugavpils, Kraslava and Dagda.

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