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Political calendar of Latvia. September 3 - 7, 2012

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Monday, September 3:

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis visits the Emils Darzins Musical High School; Dome Cathedral’s Choral School and Riga Choreography High School.

-Meeting of the Saeima Presidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Cooperation Council.

-Albania’s parliamentary delegation is in Latvia with a several-day visit with the goal to learn of Latvia’s EU integration experience.

Tuesday, September 4:

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis takes part in the flag-raising ceremony at the House of the Blackheads.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with Riga City Council’s administration.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The topic of «Honest business versus shadow economy» is discussed on a joint meeting of the Budget-Finance and National Economy Commission. Discussions will also cover workforce taxes and the situation with combating contraband.

Judicial Commission prepares amendments to the Criminal Law.

The Commission on Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention reviews amendments to the Law on International Aid, Protection of the Rights of the Child Law, Military Service Law and Information Technology Safety Law in the first reading.

State Management and Municipalities Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Law on Remuneration to officers and employees of state and municipal organizations Law and the Reorganization of District Municipalities Law.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins welcomes ambassadors of USA, Finland and Mexico with accreditation visits.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the Atis Kronvalds awards ceremony and meets with representatives of the Municipalities Union.

Wednesday, September 5:

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Budget-Finance Commission prepares amendments to the 2012 Budget Law.

Judicial Commission prepares amendments to the Criminal Law and the Civil Procedure Law, Criminal Procedure Law and the Law on the Registry of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia in the first reading.

The Commission on Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention listens to the report of the Defence Ministry – «Military threats analysis».

State Management and Municipalities Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Law on Prevention of Squandering of the Financial Resources and Property of the State and Local Governments before the first reading.

The European Affairs Commission listens to the reports on the priorities of the Latvian government during the presidency of Cyprus in the EU.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins works with the Pardon Service then meets with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis.

-Meeting of the National Trilateral Cooperation Council.

-Meeting of the National Defence Council.

Thursday, September 6:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with representatives of the Large Cities of Latvia Association; participates in the lowering of the state flag ceremony and participates in the Coat of Arms Festival.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis opens a series of lectures dedicated to the leaders of the Cabinet of Ministers of independent Latvia.

Friday, September 7:

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the annual Bruegel meeting.

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