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Political calendar of Latvia. April 22 - 26, 2013

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Аuthor: SXCMonday, April 22:

-Meeting of the Crisis Management Council. PM Valdis Dombrovskis will participate.

-Meeting of political parties’ representatives.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss. He will also participate in the meeting of the Convent of Honorary Advisors of the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Reform Party.

Tuesday, April 23:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins has a meeting of the Clemency Service. Berzins will also participate in a meeting with winners of the “What’s Happening?” competition organised for 9th-grade schoolchildren by the newspaper Diena.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Legal Assistance Guaranteed by the State, Civil Procedure Law, Orphan Courts Law and the Criminal Law;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Public Events Security Law;

Education, Culture and Science Commission discusses the issues of non-material heritage preservation;

Defence Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission carries out an outdoor meeting at the Cesis School for Instructors;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Territorial Development Planning Law;

The Audit Commission discusses the influence of the imperfect account of children on the division of budget funds.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, April 24:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins is away on a two-day visit to Azerbaijan.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis meets with representatives of the Latvian Large Cities Association.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The Budget-Finance Commission and the Social and Labour Affairs Commission discuss the report on the expediency of further restricting the payment of government benefits and the report of the Latvian Latvian Association of Free Trade Unions about decent working and living conditions in the context of financial and tax policy;

The Budget-Finance Commission and the European Affairs Commission discuss Latvia’s convergence program for 2013-2016;

Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Citizenship Law;

Education, Culture and Science Commission reviews amendments to the Education Law and Professional Education Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission reviews amendments to the Police Law and the Children’s Rights Protection Law;

State and Municipal Management Commission discusses the report of the State Chancellery about the concept of human resource development in state management;

Social Cohesion Commission discusses the cooperation with the President’s Chancellery on matters of social integration;

The Audit Commission reviews the request of the State Audit about increasing the funding for 2014.

-Meetings of the parliamentary factions of the Union of Greens and Farmers and the Reform Party.

Thursday, April 25:

-Meeting of the trilateral cooperation council.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis meets with students of the social sciences faculty of the University of Latvia.

Friday, April 26:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the Forest Days event.

-Latvian Saeima holds the Youth Saeima gathering.

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