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Political calendar of Latvia. April 8 - 12, 2013

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Monday, April 8:

Аuthor: PantherMedia/SCANPIX-The Latvian parliament group meets with its Canadian counterpart.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of Unity‘s parliamentary faction.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis is away with a working visit in Japan.

-An informal meeting of President of Latvia Andris Berzins and President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

Tuesday, April 9:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds the accreditation of the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China, Yang Guoqiang and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation, Markus Niklaus Paul Dutly.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis meets with the management of Hitachi Corporation and Association of Japanese Business KEIDANREN.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission reviews amendments for the Protection of children’s rights Law, Law on Police, On Orphan Courts and to the Criminal Law before the first reading;

Education, Culture and Science Commission prepares amendments to the Copyrights Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption prevention Commission prepares amendments to the Law On the Handling of Weapons and Special Means;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Saeima Elections Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Medicine Law;

The Audit Commission discusses the Saeima’s financial report for 2012 compiled by Grant Thornton Rimess.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, April 10:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with the Social Integration Fund and Welfare Minister Ilze Vinkele.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis gives an interview to the Japanese Nikkei Shimbun business magazine, meets with the Japanese PM, president of JETRO company, the Association executives of major companies in Japan. Dombrovskis will also participate in the opening of a business-seminar.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The European Affairs Commission discusses the progress of preparations for Latvia’s presidency over the EU in the first half-year of 2015;

The Budget-Finance Commission reviews amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Discount for Wheelchair Societies, Medical and other charities Law, Accounting Law and the Sworn Auditors Law;

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Civil Procedure Law and the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law and The Safety of Public Entertainment and Festivities Law;

Education, Culture and Science Commission discusses the results of the “How to secure a competitive higher education in Latvia” conference;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission holds and outdoor meeting at the State Centre of military and defence procurement;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Law On Administration of Residential Houses.

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

Thursday, April 11:

-Meeting of the Latvian parliament.

-Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina meets with ambassadors of China and Switzerland in Latvia.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis meets with the management of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation; the management of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Dombrovskis will also give an interview to Kyodo News.

Friday, April 12:

-Joint meeting of the Saeima National Economy Commission, Committee on Agricultural Affairs of the Seimas of Lithuania and Committee on Agricultural Affairs of the Estonian Parliament.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis concludes his visit to Japan.

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