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Political calendar of Latvia. 7 – 11 September, 2015

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

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in the opening of the Natural Sciences Academic Centre, University of Latvia. The President will also meet with Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkēvičs and the Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš.

-Meeting of Saeima Committee for the investigation of Zolitude Tragedy.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During the meeting officials will discuss the concept of a single system for real estate properties and singe state digital land book.

Tuesday, 8 September:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to the State Statistics Law and Law on European Group for Territorial Cooperation;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares amendments to the Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment Law;

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

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the sizes of funding for radio and television set in the 2016 budget project;

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Constitution of Latvian Academy of Arts and the Constitutions of Higher School of Banking;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Road Traffic Law and Electrical Energy Law;

Audit Committee approves the work plan for the autumn session.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 9 September:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma in order to discusss important topics.

-Meeting of Latvian Council of Ports, Transit and Logistics.

-Meeting of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee and International Affairs Committee hold a joint meeting. During this meeting, officials will discuss the upcoming referendum in the UK, the matter of UK remaining a member of the EU and proposals voiced by the UK in regard to reforms in the EU;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses topical matters for the field of education and science;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Guaranteed State Judicial Assistance, Law on Pre-Election Agitation, Law on Parliamentary Investigations Committees and Civil-Process Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews amendments to Protection of the Rights of the Child Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the National Defence Plan;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to Law on Assistance in Solving Housing Matters and the Law on Archives;

National Economy Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Energy Efficiency in the second reading;

Thursday, 10 September:

-Saeima Praesidium and Factions Council discuss terms of proposing candidates for the post of judge of Constitutional Court of Latvia.

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

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in Polaris forum, which is organized by Latvian Agency of Investments and Development.

Friday, 11 September:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with representatives of Latvian Olympics Committee. He will also participate in Tet-a-tet arts programme.

-European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position on the meeting of the Council of Ministers for General Affairs, which will take place 14 September.

-PM Laimdota Straujuma participates in a public discussion ‘Reduction of inequality and poverty in the countryside’. She will also attend the 14th books celebration.

-Meeting of National Minorities Council.

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