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Political calendar of Latvia. 28 September – 2 October, 2015

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-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma attends a farewell visit from Italian ambassador in Latvia Giovanni Polizzi. Straujuma will also hold a meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics is away in USA, where he attends a meeting of the UN General Assembly.

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis is away in USA.

Tuesday, 29 September:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with representatives of Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Meeting of standing Saeima committees:

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Youth in the first reading;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Criminal Law and Notariate Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to the Declaration of Place of Residence Law and Local Governments Law;

National Economy Committee reviews the document titled ‘Economy Ministry’s main priorities for 2015 and 2016’;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee prepares amendments to the Civil Protection and Catastrophe Prevention laws;

Audit Committee to assess the use of state budget finds allocated to ensure Latvia’s presidency over the EU Council.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 30 September:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in a meeting of World Union of Free Latvians.

-Finance Minister Janis Reirs carries the briefcase containing Latvia’s budget for 2016 to the Saeima.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position for the meeting of EU Council of Ministers for Competitiveness, which will take place 1 October;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the National Economy Mobilisation Plan;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares the draft for Psychologists Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses activities of the Data State Inspectorate and other topical matters related to protection of personal data;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Civil Law and Orphan Courts Law;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Protection of Species and Habitats;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Communities;

Long-term Development Committee discusses the necessity and options for the integration all forms of passenger transports.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers.

Thursday, 1 October:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma to read a speech on the 2016 budget developed by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Friday, 2 October:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma holds a meeting of the work group responsible for the development of a new teachers’ pay model.

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