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Political calendar of Latvia. April 13 – 17, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, April 13th:

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Party.

-Extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, Latvia’s Stability Programme for 2015-2018 will be discussed.

Tuesday, April 14th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with the head of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of Zolitude tragedy Ringolds Balodis.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget-Finance Committee discusses the model for funding equalization of Latvian municipalities;

During the joint meeting of Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee and Social and Employment Matters Committee, officials will assess results from the survey carried out by the Ombudsman’s Bureau on breach of rights of children who are brought up outside of their families;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Law on General Education in the third reading;

Audit Committee discusses matters of internal order.

Wednesday, April 15th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.

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

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

During a joint meeting of the European Affairs Committee, Long-term Development Committee and Social and Employment Matters Committee, officials will discuss Latvia’s Stability Programme for 2014-2017;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax, Law on Credit Institutions and Law on Insurance;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews matters regarding alienation of three pieces of properties for public needs in Carnikova;

During a joint meeting of the Education, Culture and Science Committee and Social and Employment Matters Committee, officials will discuss the draft On Pensions of Special Education Teachers, physical education teachers and teachers of preschool institution;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the current situation with forest fires;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Waste Management and Consumer Rights Protection Law;

Audit Committee discusses proposals on improvement of work done by Transport Ministry with the management of Latvian Post.

Thursday, April 16th:

-President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili arrives in Riga with an official visit.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of the sale of 75% of shares in Citadele Bank.

Friday, April 17th:

-Meeting of the European Affairs Committee. During this meeting, officials will present information regarding the meeting of the Council of EU Fisheries Ministers, which will take place April 20th; Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council (April 20th) and meeting of the Council of Ministers of the EU General Affairs (April 21st).

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

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