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Political calendar of Latvia. June 3 - 7, 2013

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Author: SXCMonday, June 3:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins is away on a working visit to Kazakhstan.

Tuesday, June 4:

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission discusses the matter of repmacing owners of commercial radio stations and compliance with the main conditions on radio broadcasting;

Commission on Government and Municipal Management Affairs reviews amendments to the Residential Homes Management Law and the Law on the Privatization of Houses owned by the state and municipalities;

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Insolvency, Law on Public Procurements and the Law on Private-State Partnership.

Wednesday, June 5:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the ceremony to lay the cornerstone for the Uralvagonzavod Baltic factory. He will also have a meeting with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

European Affairs Commission discusses Latvia’s national position before the EU Interior and Justice Ministers Meeting (June 6 – 7).

Budget-Finance Commission reviews the Credit Bureaus bill and amendments to the Taxes and Duties Law and the Credit Register Law in the first reading;

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Criminal Proceedings Law, Land Reform in Latvia’s Cities Law, and the Law on the Privatization of Residential Homes Owned by the State and Municipalities;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Law on Security of Public Entertainment and Festive Events;

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

Commission for Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption reviews amendments to the Law on Immigration, Law on Police, Biometric Data Processing Law and the Alcohol Beverages Circulation Law;

Members of the National Economy Commission and Commission for Social and Labour Affairs discuss the long-term development of the labour market in Latvia, the situation with unemployment in the country and the indexes of medium-term and long-term outlooks in the job market;

Committee for National Economy discusses the opportunities to develop the field of export of financial services;

The Audit Commission discusses the results of the financial inspection at ministries and state institutions, which was organized to assess the quality of financial reports for 2012.

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

-Meeting of the National Security Council.

Thursday, June 6:

-Meeting of state secretaries.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins carries out multiple meetings – with Armenian Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan, with Education and Science Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovskis, with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.

Friday, June 7:

President of Latvia Andris Berzins attends the graduation of officers at the Latvian National Defence Academy. He will also participate in the opening of the Lielferma Tērce farm and the Bio Tērvete biogas plant.

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