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Political calendar of Latvia. October 14 - 18, 2013

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-President of Latvia Andris Berzins hands letters of accreditation to Latvia’s ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Armenia Elite Gavele and ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Iran Atis Sanitis.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, the situation in residence registration and increase of funding for the Interior Ministry for 2014-2016 will be discussed.

-Meeting of the Saeima Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention. During this meeting, the plans of the Interior Ministry to procure hand-held radios from Motorola without holding a tender will be discussed.

-The first meeting of the Strategic Development Commission.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Reform Party.

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, Latvia’s national position before the October 15 meeting of ECOFIN will be discussed.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Cooperation Council.

Tuesday, October 15:

-Latvian Saeima deputies meet with ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Latvia Alexander Gerasimenko.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Social and Labour Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the following laws: Law on Work Experience Pensions for Workers of the Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau, Law on Work Experience Pensions for Prosecutors, Patients’ Rights Law, Law on Doctors’ Practice and the Law on Circulation and Distribution of Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances and Medications;

Budget-Finance Commission discusses the state budget for 2014 and the medium-term budget plan for 2014-2016;

Judicial Commission carries out an outdoor meeting in order to discuss the technical state of the building located in Riga, Dzirnavu 113 on the spot;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission discusses the situation with the First Baltic Channel and the funding of the National Mass Media Council in 2014;

Education, Culture and Science Commission discusses the funding provided by the state budget for culture in 2014;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission reviews amendments to the Population Register Law and prepares amendments to the Immigration Law;

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Energy Market Law, Law on Ports and the Law on State Budget of 2014.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of consultants of Harmony Centre.

Wednesday, October 16:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in awards ceremony for Latvia’s top 101 companies in terms of value and holds a meeting with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Budget-Finance Commission discusses the state budget for 2014 and the medium-term budget plan for 2014-2016;

Human Rights and Social Affairs commission reviews amendments to the Law on Asylum and state budget of 2014;

Education, Culture and Science Commission discusses the funding provided by the state budget of 2014 on education and science;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission discusses the funding provided for the Interior Ministry for 2014;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Political Parties Law and the Law on the Privatization of Residential Homes Owned by the State and Municipalities;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission discusses requirements provided by pensioners;

Social Cohesion Commission discusses the funding necessary for the completion of amendments to the Citizenship Law;

-Meetings of parliamentary factions of Harmony Centre, Union of Greens and Farmers and Reform Party.

Thursday, October 17:

-President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov arrives in Latvia with an official visit.

-Meeting of the Saeima Budget-Finance Commission.

Friday, October 18:

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis travels to London with an official visit.

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