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Political calendar of Latvia. June 10 - 14, 2013

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, June 10:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, during which the issue of speed cameras will be discussed.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of representatives of ruling parties.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Reform Party.

Tuesday, June 11:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Vice-minister and Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The Saeima National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Law on the Management of Maritime Affairs and Maritime Security, Law on Public Procurement and the Law on the Construction;

The Budget-Finance Commission reviews amendments to a number of finance-related laws;

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Civil Law and the Credit bureau Law;

The Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission discusses the rights of journalists for the protection of the sources of information in the interest of society;

The Education, Culture and Science Commission discusses the funding of science, scientific policy and government research programs;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Residential Homes Management Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission discusses the research of the World Bank “Who is the unemployed, economically inactive and poor here? Post-crisis policy assessment.”

Wednesday, June 12:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the 18th summit meeting of Central European presidents in Bratislava, Slovakia.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

European Affairs Commission discusses Latvia’s national position before the EU Council of Ministers for the Environment (June 18);

The Budget-Finance Commission prepares amendments to the bill On the Control of Alternative Investment Funds;

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Law on the Prosecutor’s Office, Law on Constitutional Court and Law on the Orphan Courts;

The Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission discusses the topic of unjustified placement of people in psychiatric hospitals in the Soviet Union and the Latvian SSR;

Education, Culture and Science Commission prepares amendments to the Law on the Song and Dance Festival;

The Social and Labour Affairs Commission discusses the issue of securing medical services at state social care centres;

Social Cohesion Commission discusses the readiness of the Foreign Ministry and the Office of Citizenship and Migration to secure the completion of amendments to the Citizenship Law;

The Audit Commission reviews the results of the financial audit at the Education and Science Ministry.

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

-Meeting of the Council for Demographic Affairs.

Thursday, June 13:

-Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis meets with British Ambassador to Latvia Sarah Cowley and ambassador to Latvia Teimuraz Dzhandzhali.

-Meeting of the Saeima Judicial Commission.

Friday, June 14:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the the conference “Commemorating June 14, 1941”, organised by the Children of Siberia Foundation and the laying down of flowers at the Freedom Monument to commemorate the victims of Communist genocide.

-Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the annual European Forum in Austria.

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