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Political calendar of Latvia. 5 – 9 October, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 5 October:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Saeima European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position for the meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Interior and Justice, which will take place 8-9 October.

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis attends a farewell visit of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ireland Mr. Aidan Kirwan.

-Meeting of the Saeima faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

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

-Extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss Latvia’s national position for the meeting of the Eurogroup on 5 October and EU Council of Economic and Financial Affairs on 6 October.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of Zolitude tragedy.

Tuesday, 6 October:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis holds the accreditation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Peoples’ Democratic Republic of Algeria Mr. Salah Lebdioui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Angola Mr. Isaías Jaime Vilinga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Honduras Mr. Roberto Flores Bermúdez.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with representatives of To Latvia From the Heart.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Asylum Law in the third reading;

National Economy Committee discusses the state of roads, funding and their maintenance;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Higher Education Institutions Law;

Public and Labour Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Psychologists Law;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Judges’ Disciplinary Liability, Criminal Law and Criminal Process Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the size of funding meant for Defence Ministry in 2016;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee discusses the concept of the administrative-territorial reform proposed by Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 7 October:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in judicial oath giving ceremony; meets with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and works with advisers and documents.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma holds a meeting with the work group working on the new teachers’ pay model. She will also meet with representatives of Harmony.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

Thursday, 8 October:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with Mayor of Astana Adilbek Zhaksybekov. She will also holds a meeting of the National Development Council.

Friday, 9 October:

-European Affairs Committee discusses Latvian national position for the EU Council for Foreign Affairs.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma opens an exhibition dedicated to the author of Latvia’s national anthem – Karlis Baumanis.

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