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Political Calendar of Latvia. 16 – 20 May 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 16 May:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will view amendments to the Law on Governance of Capital Shares of a Public Person and Capital Companies.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Representatives of the Latvian Regional Alliance meet with Justice Minister Dzintars Rasnacs.

Tuesday, 17 May:

-Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis presents credentials to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Peru Eduardo Chávarri and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kyrgyzstan Kubanychbek Omuraliev.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee meets with representatives of the National Security Committee of the parliament of Belarus;

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

Budget-Finance Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Financial Tools Market in the third reading;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee views amendments to the Regional Development Law;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Immovable Property State Cadastre Law and Civil-Process Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Intangible Cultural Heritage;

Audit Committee assesses the progress made in the realization of the –health project.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 18 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis Meets with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position at the meeting of the Council of Justice and Interior Affairs Ministers, which will take place on 20 May;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Pre-election Agitation Law in the second reading;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee assesses the results of the inspection carried out by the State Audit in the State Fire Safety Service;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee views amendments to the Repatriation Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses contents of physical education lessons;

-Meeting of the Saeima faction of the Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Seminars on raising the energy efficiency of apartment buildings organized by Economy Ministry in Daugavils and Preili.

Thursday, 19 May:

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis participates in a forum for higher education, science and innovations organized by representatives of the European Commission in Latvia.

Friday, 20 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis and representatives of Saeima’s Public Administration and Local Government Committee participate in the 27th congress of the Latvian Union of Local Governments in Liepaja.

-Meeting the Saeima’s European Affairs Committee. During the meeting, members of the committee will discuss Latvia’s national position at the meeting the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, which will take place 23 May.

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