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Political calendar of Latvia. March 31 – April 4, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, March 31st:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of representatives of coalition parties.

Tuesday, April 1st:

-President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš meets with Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs and the Director of Investment and Development Agency of Latvia.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Education, Culture and Science Committee will discuss the main development directions of education sector in 2014-2020;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee prepares amendments to the Security Guard Activities Law;

Budget and Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Electricity Tax Law and Law On Savings and Loan Associations;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the situation with human trafficking in Latvia and measures aimed at combating it;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the State Funded Pensions Law and the Law On Compulsory Social Insurance in Respect of Accidents at Work and Occupational Diseases;

Public Expenditure and Audit Committee discusses the quality of medical care available in prisons.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, officials will review amendments to the Customs Law and Geospatial Information Law.

Wednesday, April 2nd:

-President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš participates in the final ceremony of Golden Apple Tree 2013 contest.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in the EU-Africa summit in Brussels.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s stability programme for 2014-2017;

Budget and Finance Committee reviews amendments tot he Annual Accounts Law, Law on Insurance Companies and Supervision Thereof;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Orphan Courts and Civil Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses amendments to the Law on Advertisements;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Land Privatisation in Rural Areas;

Audit Committee to discuss results of in-depth financial and legal audit of activities performed by Latvia’s National Opera over the course of 2009-2013.

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

Thursday, April 3rd:

-President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš hands letters of accreditation to Latvia’s ambassador to Korea Normans Penke. The President will also meet with Justice Minister Baiba Broka and representatives of Baltic Institute of Research, Technology and Innovation.

Friday, April 4th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma travels to Cesis and Madona.

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