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Political calendar of Latvia. 9 – 13 November, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 9 November:

-Representatives of the Saeima faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers meet with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma in order to enquire about the request for Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss resignation and the situation in airBaltic.

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with Saeima speaker Inara Murniece, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, Culture Minister Dace Melnbarde and former presidents of Latvia.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma hosts a meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

Tuesday, 10 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with Chairman of the Council and the President of the Latvian Sporting Federation Einars Fogelis and the Vice-President Atis Sausnītis.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Patents Law, Designer Samples Law and Law on Trademarks and Indications of Geographical Origin;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law and Law on Turnover of Alcoholic Drinks;

Social and Labour Affairs Committee reviews amendments to Law on the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares the draft for the Asylum Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Law on European Parliament Elections.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 11 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis to read a speech at the military parade on the occasion of Lāčplēsis Day. He will also take part in the opening of the exhibition of Lāčplēsis Military Orders.

-Dome Cathedral holds an ecumenical church service on the occasion of Lāčplēsis Day. This event will be attended by President Raimonds Vejonis, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and other high-rank officials.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee to assess the progress of Latvia’s cyber-security strategy for 2014-2018;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Committee reviews the declaration on protection of Latvian minors abroad. The committee will also view amendments to the Youth Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendment to the Constitution of Vidzeme University and Law on Intangible Cultural Heritage;

Budget-Finance Committee prepares amendments to the Real Estate Tax Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee discusses the application of regulations of the Law on the Status of the Deputy of the Republic City Council and Municipality Council;

Audit Committee discusses the storage of electronic documents and data in the Latvian National Archive.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

Thursday, 12 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis travels to Dundaga region. There he will visit Kolka Primary School, the production site of „Līcis 93” Ltd., Kolka cape, Liv People’s House, Dundaga PLPKS dairy plant and Pāce wool factory.

Friday, 13 November:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis takes part in the Conference of Judges, awards winners of contest “My Speech as the President of Latvia on the Occasion of Latvia’s Birthday” and takes part in the closing event of series “Latvian Stories for Centenary of Latvia.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for European Affairs. During this meeting, members of the committee will discuss Latvia’s national position Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs on 16 and 17 November.

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