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Political calendar of Latvia. 14 – 18 March, 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 14 March:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, members of the government will discuss rules for the realization of the ‘Assistance for the increase of energy-efficiency in the state and apartment houses’ as part of the ‘Development and employment’ programme.

-Members of the parliamentary committee of the Latvian Regional Alliance meet with Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola in order to discuss three main matters – the situation in the State Revenue Service, tax policy for 2016-2018 and principles for the development of the budget for 2017.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis is a away on vacation until 15 March.

Tuesday, 15 March:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee discusses the alienation of multiple real estate properties for public needs – construction of the eastern highway;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Social Services and Social Assistance in the second reading;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Law on State Material Reserves and Latgale Special Economic Area Law;

Members of the Budget-Finance Committee meet with experts from the World Bank;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the progress in the realization of the structural reform in vocational education;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Activities of Public Officials in the second reading;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on the Procedures for Holding the Detained Persons, Law on Police and Sentence Execution Code of Latvia.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 16 March:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

-European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position oat the meeting of the European Council, which will take place 17-18 March;

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses the current situation in the healthcare sector;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Protection Zone Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Regional Development Law and the Law on Declaration of Place of Residence;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the On the Procedures for the Coming into Force and Application of the Criminal Law and Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institutions;

Foreign Affairs Committee reviews the agreement between the governments of Latvia and Turkmenistan in regards to international transport connectivity between the two countries and amendments to the Law on Circulation of Goods of Strategic Significance;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Security at Public Entertainment and Festive Events;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee assesses results of the work done by the State Fire and Rescue service in 2015;

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

-Meetings of parliamentary committees of Latvian Regional Alliance and Union of Greens and Farmers.

Thursday, 17 March:

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis takes part in a two-day meeting of the EU Council.

Friday, 18 March:

-Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, Culture Ministry, Latvian War Museum, Museum of the Occupation of Latvia organize a conference titled ‘Memorandum of the Central Council of Latvia and its historic meaning’.

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