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Political calendar of Latvia. April 23 - 27, 2012

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Monday, April 23

-An emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, during the closed part of which they plan to discuss the issues of the participation in the EU as well as Latvia’s national position during the Council of the EU General Affairs meeting on April 24, 2012.

-The Law of Citizenship sub-commission of the Judicial Commission prepares amendments to the Law of Citizenship before the second hearing.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis performs a meeting of the government EU fund working group.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with the representatives of the Organization for information systems security and 2011 winners of the Diena intellectual contest «What’s going on?»; and then participates in the event dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Latvian Olympian Committee.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the  Reform Party (former Zatlers’ Party of Reforms).

-Meeting of the Coalition parties’ Cooperation Council.

Tuesday, April 24

-Meetings of the Saeima standing commissions:

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the «Law of European Parliament Elections», «Law of Latvian Saeima Elections», «Law of Personal Data Protection» and other Laws.

Public administration and municipalities council prepares amendments to the «Law of Pre-election Campaigns» before the first hearing.

The Budget-Finance commission discusses the influence of social benefits on the needs of retirement insurance and on the welfare of citizens.

The Commission on Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption prepares amendments to the «Law of Money Laundering and Terrorism Prevention».

The National economy Commission reviews amendments to the «Law of Commerce» and the «Law of Cooperative Societies» before the second hearing.

The Court Policy sub-commission of the Judicial Commission prepares amendments to the «Law of Administrative Procedure» before the second hearing.

The Social Security sub-commission of the Social and Labor Affairs Commission discusses the development of social security in rural regions.

The «Law of Operative Activities» perfection sub-commission reviews proposed amendments.

The National Development Plan and implementation overseer Sub-Commission of the Commission on Public Administration and Local Government listens to the report of the Ministry of Regional Development about the Plan of Actions in Latgalia.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of political association Harmony Center.

Wednesday, April 25

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis, Minister of Internal Affairs Rihards Kozlovskis, Chief of Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) Yaroslav Strelchenok, visits the Citizenship and Migration Administration and gives an interview to the Crossroads broadcast of the Latvian Radio 1.

-Meetings of the Saeima standing commissions:

The Judicial Commission prepares amendments to the «Law of Civil Procedure» before the second hearing.

The National Security Commission discusses the directions of their activities during a closed meeting.

The Budget-Tax Commission reviews important issues, linked to the activities of the Finance and Capital Markets Commission.

Human rights and social issues commission looks at the New Social Media project concept.

The Commission on Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption discusses important issues, linked to Latvia’s position during the NATO summit.

The Commission on Public Administration and Local Government prepares amendments to the «Law of Financing Political Organizations» before the first hearing.

The Social Cohesion Commission looks at the social cohesion plan of the Latvian Cultural Societies Association.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Reform Party (former Zatlers’ Party of Reforms).

– Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Harmony Centre political union.

-Representatives of the parliamentary factions meet with the election experts of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the European Organization for Security and Cooperation.

Thursday, April 26

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis travels to Poland with a working visit.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with the Delnes society for openness representatives.

-Meeting of the Saeima European Affairs Commission, during which members of the commission will familiarize with the report on the National Reforms in Latvia Program.

Friday, April 27

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of the Reform Management Group.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins welcomes the President of Macedonia George Ivanov.

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