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Political Calendar of Latvia. 11 – 15 April 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 11 April:

-Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis meets with Supreme Allied Commander Transformation NATO, General Denis Mercier.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Ringolds Arnitis, parliamentary secretary to Agriculture Ministry, meets with representatives of Ukraine’s Chernigovo Oblast to discuss cooperation opportunities in the realization of joint products.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis hosts a meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Defence Minister Raimonds Bergmanis and Commander of Latvia’s National Armed Forces Raimonds Graube meet with Supreme Allied Commander Transformation NATO, General Denis Mercier.

-Culture Minister Dace Melnbarde takes part in a reception in London. This event is organized in the honour of the participation of Baltic States in the London Book Fair in 2018.

-Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece visits USA and Canada to discuss the global situation, security of the Baltic region and preparations for the upcoming NATO summit in Warsaw.

Tuesday, 12 April:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s stability programme for 2016-2019 and the report on the progress of the Latvia’s programme for national reforms as part of Europe 2020 strategy;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Criminal Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the problem of domestic violence and methods to combat this phenomenon;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee views amendments to the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing;

National Economy Committee views amendments to Consumer Rights Protection Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee organizes a meeting at Rezekne Technologies Academy.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 13 April:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in a meeting of the National Security Council.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis meets with representatives of Latvian Association of manufacturers of construction materials.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee listens to the report regarding Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry’s measures in the field of waste management and energy efficiency in the 2014-2020 planning period;

Public Expenditure and Audit Committee discusses preparations for the celebration of Latvia’s 100th birthday;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the accessibility of KGB documents required for the work of the Commission for the Study of KGB documents;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses measures established to control circulation of explosive substances;

Budget-Finance Committee prepares amendments to Taxes and Duties Law in the third reading;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to Latvian Code of Administrative Violations and Civil Process Law;

National Economy Committee views amendments to the Maritime Law;

Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee discusses experience and perspectives for integrating asylum seekers;

At a joint meeting, Education, Culture and Science Committee and Long-term Development Committee discuss innovative approach to attracting finances in science;

Thursday, 14 April:

-Meeting of the European Affairs Committee. During this meeting, members of the committee will discuss Latvia’s national position at the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 18 April.

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in a discussion at the House of the Blackheads titled “Security of Latvia in the 21st century. Growing Challenges and Possible Solutions”.

Friday, 15 April:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in the awarding ceremony of the Human Development Award in Latvia.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis meets with representatives of the National Council for Electronic Mass Media.

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