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Political calendar of Latvia. March 11 - 15, 2013

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Monday, March 11:

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the Council for Demographic Affairs, during which birth rate stimulation and family support measures will be discussed.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss.

-Georgian delegation of parliamentarians led by Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, Zurab Abashidze arrive in Latvia with an official visit.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. The agenda includes the review of the country’s long-term energy strategy for 2030.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Cooperation Council.

Tuesday, March 12:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds the accreditation of the ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of France, Stéphane Visconti and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Australia, Gerald Bruce Thomson.

-Officials of the parliamentary group for the cooperation with Israel’s parliament meet with the manager of the Department for cooperation with countries in Asia, Africa and Oceania Directorate economic and bilateral relations Foreign Ministry of Latvia.

-Meetings of standing Saeima commissions:

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Criminal Law and the Criminal Procedure Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission discusses the investigations of especially serious crimes (statistics, problems and their possible solutions);

State and Municipal Management Commission prepares amendments for the City and Regional Council Official’s Status Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Medications Law and the Limitation of Use, Advertisement and Realization of Tobacco Goods Law;

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Environment Protection Law, Free Offer of Services law and the Hunting Law;

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

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, March 13:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Culture Minister Zaneta Jaunzeme-Grende and Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.

-Meetings of standing Saeima Commissions:

European Affairs Commission discusses Latvia’s national position before the meeting of the European Council (March 14-15);

Budget-Finance Commission reviews amendments to the Accounting Law and Sworn Auditors Law;

Judicial Commission prepares amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission and the Social and Labour Affairs Commission discuss the situation at state social care centres for psychologically troubled individuals.

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission discusses the results of the Northern Distribution Network in 2012 and future perspective.

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Voters Register Law;

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Construction Law, Post Law and Aviation Law.

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

Thursday, March 14:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins travels to Ukraine with a two-day official visit.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

Friday, March 15:

-Meeting of the European Affairs Commission.

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