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Political calendar of Latvia. 23 – 27 November, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 23 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis presents credentials to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union Ms. Sanita Pavļuta-Deslande.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, ministers will review the Plan for the adoption of the main guidelines of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, rules that govern the submission of reports to the Privatisation Agency, alienation of state capital stocks, creation and usage of the reserve fund and payments to the state budget.

-Meeting of the Saeima Budget-Finance Committee. During this meeting, members of the committee will view a package of legal drafts related to the state budget of 2016 (second reading), amendments to the Excise Tax Law, Personal Income Tax Law and Real Estate Tax Law.

-Acting Prime Minister, Rihards Kozlovskis hosts a meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

Tuesday, 24 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis travels to Jelgava with a regional visit.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima committees:

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the possible changes in regulations that govern fair use of the Latvian flag;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Military Service Law, Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing, Law on the State Border of the Republic of Latvia;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Energy Efficiency Law and Energy Law;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews multiple legal drafts for the state budget of 2016, Micro-enterprise Tax Law and Value Added Tax Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Committee reviews the matter of transfer of ownership over real estate properties on Slokas Street 3 in Riga to Latvian Physicians Association;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee evaluates the candidate chosen for the post of member of the National Electronic Media Council;

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 25 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis works with the Clemency Service.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses the situation at Air Baltic Corporation;

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position on the meeting of EU transport ministers council meeting on 26 November and Latvia’s national position on the meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers council on 27 November;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee assesses the work of the National Forces Unit for Cyber Defence;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews multiple legal drafts on the state budget of 2016;

Social and Labour Affairs Committee discusses the matter of providing assistant services to people with disabilities;

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Protection of Cultural Monuments; Sports Law;

Audit Committee reviews price-making factors at Rīgas namu pārvaldnieks.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers. Representatives of Latvian Regional Alliance meet with Education Minister Marite Seile.

Thursday, 26 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis presents Commander of the Grand Cross of the Order of Viesturs to the U.S. European Commander, Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the Supreme Allied Commander Europe of NATO Allied Command Operations, General Philip Mark Breedlove.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of the sale of 75% of stocks in Citadele Bank.

Friday, 27 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in the opening of the second All-Latvia Congress of Regional Associations of Entrepreneurs.

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