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Political calendar of Latvia. April 7 -11, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, April 7th:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will review cabinet requirements on signing of land purchase contracts, monitoring of progress of such contracts and handing over of land to municipalities. Officials will also discuss the matter on the coordination of the canal at Riga Freeport and General Construction Rules.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins visits Riga Elementary School in Ziepniekkalns. The President will also have a meeting with Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma holds a meeting of the Coordination Council on the Latvia’s Presidency over EU Council.

-Head of the Latvian Saeima Group on cooperation with Montenegro, Artis Pabriks, meets with ambassador-negotiator of Montenegro’s joining of the EU Aleksandar Pejović.

-Meeting of Latvian coalition parties.

Tuesday, April 8th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma. The President will also hold the accreditation of ambassadors of Kosovo and Malaysia.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister meet with coordinators of the Big Cleanup event in different Latvian municipalities.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget and Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Instrument Market Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews the matter on the presence of persons who are undesirable in Latvia;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee reviews amendments to a number of laws. Members of the committee will also read through the report of Economy Ministry on the entry into force of the Construction Law that was approved by the Saeima on July 9th, 2013;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the Youth Law and Support for Unemployed Persons and Persons Seeking Employment Law.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of consultants of Harmony Centre political party.

Wednesday, April 9th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Greek National Defence Minister Dmitry Avramopoulos.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma travels to Warsaw, Poland with an official visit.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee reviews the matter regarding the inclusion of Latvian tourist routes in documents of the State Tourism Development Agency;

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position prior to the meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (April 15th) and Latvia’s national position prior to the meeting of EU Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers (April 14th);

Budget and Finance Committee discusses the matter of application of norms of Real Estate Tax Law, the Long-term Stabilization Reserve Law and amendments to the Payment Services and Electronic Money Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the development of a network of general and vocational education;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee evaluates results of work of the State Police Economic Crimes Office;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Land Privatisation in Rural Areas.

-Meetings of parliamentary factions of Union of Greens and Farmers, Reform Party and Harmony Centre.

Thursday, April 10th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with Greek National Defence Minister Dmitry Avramopoulos, representatives of European Commission’s and European Central Bank’s post-programme monitoring mission.

Friday, April 11th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with representatives of the Board of Latvian Pensioners’ Federation.


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