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Political calendar of Latvia. January 26 – 30, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, January 26th:

-Meeting of the parliamentary Zolitude Tragedy Investigation Committee. Mayor of Riga Nil Ushakov has been invited to attend this meeting.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participated in the annual event Friendly Appeal.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of the sale of Citadele shares.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Riga City Council Faction of the National Alliance organizes a press-conference in order to analyse the budget of Riga municipality and ‘concerns’ regarding the capital’s financial state.

-Presentation of results of the largest survey of Latvians living abroad.

-Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis meets with the member of the board of German Employers’ Confederation Peter Klever in order to discuss priorities and work programme of Latvia’s presidency in the EU Council.

-Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics travels to Germany with an official visit.

-Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs holds the meeting of EU Council of Ministers for Agriculture and Fisheries in Brussels.

-Finance Minister Janis Reirs takes part in the meeting of Eurogroup in Brussels.

Tuesday, January 27th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins performs the accreditation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Republic of Tanzania H.E. Ms Dora Mmari Msechu and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Rwanda H.E. Mr. Jean Pierre Karabaranga.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget-Finance Committee reviews drafts On Guarantee Deposits, On Regulation and Restoration of Credit Institutions and Broker Associations, as well as amendments to multiple laws;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Civil Process Law;

Human Rights Committee looks into the survey on ‘Human Trafficking and Woman’s Image on the Internet: Incidents in Latvia, Estonia and the UK’

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses important events in cinematography;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Operation of the Schengen Information System, Prisons Administration Law and Military Service Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee meets with Director of the Secretariat Latvia’s Presidency of the EU Council Christina Pommer.

Wednesday, January 28th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma presents information regarding the government action plan during the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Council and NGOs.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins visits Finland.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses mandates of Latvia’s high priority during the presidency in the EU Council;

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses results of audits performed by State Audit;

Budget –Finance Committee works on amendments to the Taxes and Duties Law and Credit Institutions Law;

Legal Affairs Committee works on amendments to the Criminal Law;

Human Rights Committee meets with Chief of Prison Administration Ilona Spure;

Education, Culture and Science Committee works on the project of the Law on Institutions and Procedures of Industrial Property;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews the report by State Police on prevention of cyber-crimes and protection of intellectual rights in 2014;

Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee discusses conclusions made by members of the committee after their trip to Latgalia.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers.

Thursday, January 29th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in the annual meeting of State Revenue Service.

-Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis travels to Latgale.

Friday, January 30th:

-Meeting of the Saeima European Affairs Committee, during which officials will discuss mandates of Latvia’s presidency over the EU Council.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in the meeting of the work group on EU funds.

-Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs chairs the annual meeting of the Hunting Development Fund.


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