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Political Calendar of Latvia. 18 – 22 April 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 18 April:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of the parliamentary Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee. During this meeting, members of the committee will assess the work of human rights organizations with materials concerning criminal cases of the Anti-Money Laundering Service.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

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

-Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece is away on a working visit to USA and Canada.

Tuesday, 19 April:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis presents credentials to the ambassador of Indonesia in Latvia, ambassador of Mongolia in Latvia and ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Latvia.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee views amendments to the Law on the Procedures for Holding under Arrest, Law on State Police and Sentence Execution Code of Latvia;

National Economy Committee organizes a meeting at Pieķer būvgružotāju! final event in Sigulda;

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

Education, Culture and Science Committee meets with Culture Minister Dace Melnbarde to discuss the work of the ministry;

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

Budget-Finance Committee views amendments to the Law on Payment Services and Electronic Money, Law on the Finance and Capital Market Commission and Law on Credit Institutions;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Criminal Law;

Audit Committee discusses the use of European funds in the 2014-2020 planning period.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 20 April:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis, Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece, Foreign Affairs Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Chairman of Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Ojars Eriks Kalnins.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses the work of the Competition Council;

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position at the meeting of European Justice Ministers Council on 21 April;

Budget-Finance Committee views amendments to the Budget and Finance Management Law and Customs Law;

Social and Employment Matters Committee views amendments to the Sexual and Reproductive Health Law and Law on Social Assistance and Social Services;

Education, Culture and Science Committee to assess the contribution of European funds to the country’s education in the 2014-2020 planning period;

National Economy Committee prepares the draft of the Law on Liepaja Special Economic Zone;

Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee discusses the work of the Social Integration Fund.

Thursday, 21 April:

-Education, Culture and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis meets with the ambassador of France to Latvia.

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis works with the Clemency Service;

-European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position in regards to the draft ‘On the reform of European Elections Law’.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis hosts a meeting of the National Council for Trilateral Cooperation.

Friday, 22 April:

-President Raimonds Vejonis takes part in a festive meeting dedicated to the 25th birthday of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs.

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