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Political calendar of Latvia. 7 – 11 December, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday 7 December:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss the plan for preservation and development of the Song and Dance Celebration in 2016-2018.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of the sale of 75% of Citadele shares. During this meeting, officials will discuss the final conclusion.

-President Raimonds Vejonis takes part in a meeting of the Advisory Council for Minority Affairs. He will also participate in the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Nature Concert Hall.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, officials will discuss Latvia’s national position at the Eurogroup meeting on 7 December.

Tuesday, 8 December:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis visits Vecpiebalga.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Privatization of State and Local Government Residential Houses;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Taxes and Duties and Law on Credit Institutions;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Electronic Media;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to the Archives Law;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Tourism Law and Competition Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Committee presents results of the latest survey that analyzes how much young people know of Latvia’s pension system.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 9 December:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses possible changes at Lattelecom and Latvijas Mobilais Telefons;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Resident Register Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Social Services and Social Assistance;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Court Bailiffs Law, Land Books Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Process Law;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Energy Law in the second reading;

Audit Committee assesses the efficiency of structural reforms carried out by the State Revenue Service.

Thursday, 10 December:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in a festive judges’ oath giving ceremony. The president will also meet with representatives of Association of Regional Development Centres.

Friday, 11 December:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis travels to Poland with an official visit.

-Meeting of the Saeima European Affairs Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss Latvia’s national position at the meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs on 14-15 December.

-Joint meeting of the Saeima European Affairs Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee. During this meeting, members of the aforementioned committees will discuss the annual report of the foreign minister regarding his work and the plan for future action in the sphere of external policy.

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