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Political calendar of Latvia. January 14 – 18, 2013

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Monday, January 14:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins and Saeima Chairwoman Solvita Aboltina meet with Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Cooperation Council.

Tuesday, January 15:

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis meets with representatives of the Latvian Fuel Traders Association.

-Members of the Saeima parliamentary group for cooperation with the parliament of Cuba meet with ambassador of Cuba to Latvia Enrique Gonzalez.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins carries out the accreditation of ambassadors of Uzbekistan, Cuba and Iran.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations.

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Children’s’ Rights Protection Law before the second reading.

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Police, Law on National Security, Civil Defence Law and the Law on State of Emergency.

State and Municipal Affairs Management Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Status of Officials of City and Regional Councils and Law on Elections to the City and Region Councils.

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Land Reform in Latvian Cities Law and the Fishery Law.

Social and Labour Affairs Commission discusses the activities of the State Social Integration Agency.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of consultants of the Harmony Centre political party.

Wednesday, January 16:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins travels to Jekabpils with an official visit.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the forum organized by Euromoney Institutional Investor.

-Meetings of standing Saeima commissions:

Members of the European Affairs Commission discuss issues related to Euro transition.

Members of the Foreign Affairs Commission discuss the priorities of Latvia’s foreign policy for 2013.

Budget-Finance Commission reviews amendments to the VAT Law, Micro Enterprises Law and the Euro Adoption Law.

Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia and the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations.

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law.

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission discusses issues related to hiring military personnel to the National Armed Forces.

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Residential Homes Management Law before the first reading.

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Forest Law and Construction Law.

Social and Labour Affairs Commission prepares a draft law on voluntary work.

Commission on Social Cohesion reviews amendments to the Law on Public Holidays, Memorable and Celebrated Days.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Harmony Centre.

Thursday, January 17:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds a number of meetings: with PM Valdis Dombrovskis; Director General of the State Revenue Service Nellija Yezdakova; Finance Minister Andris Vilks; Chairman of the Municipalities Union Andris Jaunsleinis; Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius; leader of the Parliament of Finland Eero Heynyaluoma.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis meets with representatives of Danish ATEA IT company and the leader of the parliament of Finland Eero Heynyaluoma.

Friday, January 18:

-Parliamentary Commission on European Affairs discusses Latvia’s national position before the meeting the ministers council on economy and finances on January 22.

-The Baltic Assembly and the summit of the Nordic Council.

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