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Political calendar of Latvia. January 28 – February 1, 2013

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Monday, January 28:

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis represents Latvia on the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States in Chile.

-Meeting of the Saeima National Economy Commission. During this meeting, amendments to the Public Procurements Law will be discussed.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Cooperation Council.

Tuesday, January 29:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds several meetings: with Chairman of Latvenergo Aris Zhigurs, Judges of the Constitutional Court, as well as visit the Riga English grammar school.

-The parliamentary group for cooperation with the parliament of Germany meets with the ambassador of Germany to Latvia.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Civil Process Law and the Law on the Enterprise Register of the Republic of Latvia.

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission reads the concept of creating a new social electronic mass media, developed by the National Council on Electronic Mass Media.

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Circulation of Explosives for Public Needs, Law on Circulation of Weapons and Special Equipment and the Military Service Law.

State and Municipal Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the European Parliament Elections Law and the issue on the replacement of the commission responsible for the “Amendments to the Saeima Elections Law” project.

Social and Labour Affairs Commission discusses questions about social security of micro enterprise workers.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of the union of consultants of the Harmony Centre political parties union.

Wednesday, January 30:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with PM Valdis Dombrovskis.

-Meeting of the Ports, Transit and Logistics Council of Latvia.

-Meetings of standing Saeima commissions:

European Affairs Commission discusses Latvia’s national position before the EU Foreign Ministers Council, which is scheduled for January 31, as well as Latvia’s national position before the EU General Affairs Council (February 4).

Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations.

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

Members of the Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission carry out a meeting at the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Electorate Register Law.

Social and Labour Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Healthcare Law.

Audit Commission discusses the results of the inspection of activities of republic court branches and land registers.

Social Cohesion Commission discusses questions related to improving communication with the Latvian diaspora abroad.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Harmony Centre.

Thursday, January 31:

-Meeting of state secretaries.

Friday, February 1:

-The government working group under PM Valdis Dombrovskis discusses questions of European funds.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds a farewell visit of the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China, Hu Yeshun.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis meets with representatives of non-governmental organizations.

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