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Political calendar of Latvia. April 22-25, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUTuesday, April 22nd:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee reviews the decision to approve L.Graudina as a member of State Audit Council. The committee will also review amendments to the Criminal Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Ombudsman Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee will discuss the progress of preparations for Latvia’s 100th birthday;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee reviews amendments to the Construction Law and Law on Land Privatisation in Rural Areas;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the Labour Law;

Audit Committee reviews the report on the legality of claiming and paying of compensation for expenses of renting living areas and transport in 2013.

-Meeting of consultants of Harmony Centre political party.

Wednesday, April 23rd:

-Prime Minister of Latvia Laimdota Straujuma participates in the festive ceremony dedicated to the inauguration of the new citizens of the Republic of Latvia.

Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Orphan Courts Law;

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses the matter of use of finances allocated to the State Tourism Development Agency;

European Affairs Committee discusses preparations for the forum of non-governmental organizations;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the matter of creating a new international television channel;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the letter sent by NGO’s in regard to actual problems related to child education at private education institutions;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee evaluates results of combating banned drugs;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews the project of the Public Utilities Law.

-Meeting of Saeima faction of Harmony Centre.

Thursday, April 24th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in the ‘Economic knowledge for countryside development 2014’ international science conference.

-PM Laimdota Straujuma, Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis, Culture Minister Dace Melnbarde and Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis to participate in a press-conference dedicated to the end of the first 100 days since the formation of the new government. During this press-conference, officials will report the results of the government’s work.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in a festive opening of a new education institution.

Friday, April 25th:

-Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas arrives in Latvia with his first official visit.

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the Big Cleanup event.

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