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Political calendar of Latvia. 19 – 23 October, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 19 October:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with the management of Latvian State Revenue Service.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-The management board of Latvian Green Party meets with Healthcare Minister Guntis Belevics to discuss his work plans and other matters.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma holds a meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

Tuesday, 20 October:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis travels to Jekabpils, where he will lay flowers at Freedom Monument “Fallen for fatherland 1918-1920”.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Asylum Law;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations and the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia;

Social and Employment Matters Committee discusses measures aimed at improving the social status of pensioners;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Taxes and Duties Law, Financial Instruments Market Law and Personal Income Tax Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Higher Education Facilities Law in the first reading;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee prepares amendments to the Operative Activities Law in the first reading.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 21 October:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma takes part in a press-conference for regional mass-media.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Saeima’s European Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee meet with Georgia’s ambassador to Latvia Teimuraz Janjalia;

Budget Finance Committee reviews the legal draft on the state budget for 2016 and legislative initiatives related to it;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Patents Law and Designer Samples Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee prepares amendments to the Immigration Law in the second reading;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Alienation of Properties of Public Persons in the third reading;

Social and Labour Affairs Committee discusses the need to add amendments to the Law on Social Services and Social Care.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Meeting of the Union of Greens and Farmers.

Thursday, 22 October:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with General Joseph Votel, Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command.

-Meeting of the Finance-Budget Committee. During the meeting, officials will discuss the budget for 2016 and legislative drafts related to it.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma takes part in the congress of the European People’s Party in Madrid, Spain.

Friday, 23 October:

-Saeima European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position for the meeting of EU Council on Foreign Relations, which will take place 26 October.

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis takes part in forum “For targeted growth of Latvian Economics” organized by think tank CERTUS.

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