bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Monday 26.09.2016 | Name days: Kurts, Knuts, Gundars
LatviaLatvia

Political calendar of Latvia. 22 – 26 August, 2016

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 22 August:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis leaves his temporary residents in the House of the Blackheads. The president will return to the Riga Castle.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss the plan for the preservation and development of the Song and Dance Celebration in 2016-2018.

-Meeting of the City Property Committee of Riga City Council.

-Two seminars dedicated to education for adults will be held at the Education Centre for Adults in Kuldiga.

-Meeting of the Latvian Trade Union of Education and Science Employees. During the meeting, members of the trade union will discuss the future development in the context of the teachers’ pay reform. Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis will attend this meeting.

-Foreign Affairs Ministry holds a round-table discussion on the 25th anniversary of the restoration of cooperation between Baltic States and Nordic countries.

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

-Annual meeting of heads of parliaments of Baltic States and Nordic countries in Riga.

Tuesday, 23 August:

-Meeting of the Public Affairs Committee of Riga City Council.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During the meeting, officials will discuss amendments to the Law on the Structure of State Administration and Law on Taxes and Duties.

-Commemorative event ‘Fiery way of the Baltic Sea and Black Sea’ organized at the Freedom Monument by the National Alliance.

-Latvia’s Zemessardze celebrates 25 years since its foundation.

Wednesday, 24 August:

-Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis takes part in a regional seminar in Daugavpils, which will gather heads of regional education administrations and education experts.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis hosts a meeting of the Council for Innovations.

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

-Ģimenes attīstības un kultūras centrs Alise association hosts a seminar titled ‘Person’s understanding of the term security in the context of education contents, problems of different social groups and possible solutions.’

Thursday, 25 August:

-Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis takes part in a regional seminar in Aizkraukle.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis takes part in a meeting of the Latvian Large Cities Association.

-Meeting of foreign affairs ministers of Baltic and Nordic countries.

-Meeting of state secretaries.

Friday, 26 August:

-Welfare Minister Janis Reirs takes part in a discussion on changes in regional policy. The meeting will take place in Ozolnieki.

-Press conference of foreign affairs ministers of Baltic and Nordic countries in Ziemelblazma cultural palace.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis travels to Daugavpils and Kraslava to take part in an informal meeting of prime ministers who are part of the Baltic Security Council.

Ref: 017.109.109.6768


Leave a reply

Unity: FM threatens to ruin single compensation system principles

Finance Ministry’s prepared amendments to the Law on Remuneration of Officials and Employees of State and Self-government Authorities that provide for refusal of keeping compensation records for state and municipal capital association officials will negatively influence the principles of the single compensation system, as noted by Unity.

EU states to look into options to improve Russia relations, leaving sanctions in place

European Union heads of state and government are to consider ways to improve relations with Russia as some member states are increasingly sceptical over official- and company-specific sanctions.

Reizniece-Ozola and Dombrovskis: Latvia should be among Eurozone’s strongest countries

«Opinions of EU member states about the future integration of the Economic and Monetary Union differ. Bu the only difference lies in views about tactics, not the strategy and commitment for future changes. A stable Eurozone is a guarantee against economic shocks,» – announced Latvian Finance minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola on Monday, 26 September.

Tallinn to develop the town centre; Vilnius and Riga – to reduce congestion

Baltic capitals have different town development strategies: Tallinn intends to focus on renovation and development of the city centre. Vilnius and Riga, however, consider realizing development projects outside of the city centre, as told on Monday, 26 September, by head architects of the three Baltic Capitals.

Experts: Russia may turn against opposition even harder

The recent State Duma elections in Russia concluded with United Russia crushing the opposition in terms of popularity. Experts interviewed by De Facto programme of LTV believe the consequences will be even worse for the opposition – stricter policy against differently-minded people and fractured society.

In pictures: Mass anti-government protest in Poland

A mass demonstration took place in Warsaw over the weekend, as thousands of people demanded Poland’s right-wing government to improve its conduct as, according to protesters, it has acted against the constitution and laws.

Struggle of Estonian presidential election to be continued

Another round of the current Estonian presidential election has produced no result, as a special electoral college on September 24 failed to give clear backing to either of the candidates.

Loss of classified documents to be commented once Strelchenok returns from sick leave

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau will provide an explanation about the disappearance of classified documents once Yaroslav Strelchenok, the current head of KNAB, returns from sick leave, as BNN was informed by KNAB.

VNT awarded for its contribution to development of cycling culture in Latvia

For the second consecutive year, Ventspils nafta terminals has received a prize in the Cyclist-friendly contest organized by the Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry and the European Commission.

Latvenergo considers entering the gas market

Latvijas Gaze continues limiting the interests of other gas traders by not allowing them to access Incukalns gas storage facility. Previously the monopolist denied doing that. The excuse mentioned then was that there was no room in the storage facility. The gas monopolist continued making life harder for others even after major amendments to the law were added.

EC considers EU-Canada trade deal done and non-negotiable

The European Commission has stated that there will be no new talks on the disputed EU-Canada free trade deal CETA, even though many Europeans are against it.

Expert: bogs and narrow roads make Latvia easily-defensible

Latvia and Baltic States in general are perfect for military defence, believes Potomac Foundation president Philip Karber. He is a teacher at Georgetown University and a hired military consultant for Latvian Defence Ministry.

U.S. blames Russia for barbaric attacks in Syria

In relation to the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo during ceasefire, the U.S. ambassador to the UN has accused Russia of barbaric actions.

Week in Lithuania. Street plaque in Yiddish, Hebrew languages unveiled in Vilnius

A street sign in Yiddish and Hebrew languages was unveiled on Žydų gatvė in the heart of the historic Jewish quarter in Vilnius on Tuesday, September 20.

Economic Diary of Latvia. About strong women in power

This week, members of the Saeima unexpectedly declined amendments that provided for the merging of finance and customs police of the State Revenue Service. After hearing out deputies, Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola decided not to give up.

Ten million euros to be allocated to assist with elder people employment

Central Finance and Contracting Agency has sent a proposal to the State Employment Agency to apply for European Social Fund financing to realize measures to maintain and improve elder people employment.

Latvia and China sign cooperation memorandum to develop aviation industry

Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis and Administrator of Civil Aviation Agency of China Feng Zhenglin signed a cooperation memorandum on Friday, 23 September. This cooperation memorandum is meant to assist with the development of the aviation industry.

Number of counterfeit products confiscated by EU authorities continued to grow in 2015

According to the latest data published on Friday, 23 September, by the European Commission, EU customs authorities confiscated five million euros worth of more counterfeit products in 2015 than they did the year before.

Businessmen urge professionals to apply for SRS director general’s post

Latvian Chamber for Commerce and Industry invites professionals who fit requirements put up by the State Chancellery to take part in the personnel selection process for the post of director general of the State Revenue Service.

Dogo producer submits additions to court to launch case for slander

Tukuma Straume, manufacturer of Dogo dog food, has submitted documents to Riga City Vidzeme District Court to launch legal action against 17 private and legal persons for spreading untrue, partial and distorted information about the aforementioned product.

Meet «average candidate» for near Lithuanian parliamentary election

It‘s a race that has coalesced many of Lithuania’s heavy-hitters, political wannabes and simply better-life seekers for the same goal – clinching the coveted seat at Parliament.

Estonian presidential nominees feel need for stronger link with Russian community

Days before the decisive vote on the next Estonian President, most candidates have stressed the need for increased communication with the country's Russian-speaking population to establish a stronger link.

119 domestic pigs are put down in Gulbene due to ASF

African swine fever has been recorded in Gulbene municipality’s Ranka parish. Because of it, authorities had to put down 119 domestic pigs.

Burgh Group and Vitol to acquire shares of Richards Bay Coal Terminal

A consortium comprising Burgh Group Holdings and Vitol has agreed to acquire Optimum Coal Terminal Pty Ltd from the Tegeta Group for an undisclosed sum, subject to the relevant regulatory approvals and other conditions precedent.

Quarter of Latvia’s small and medium-sized companies struggle with financial difficulties

Only half of more than 60,000 companies in Latvia have a stable financial situation. 26% of small and medium-sized companies are currently struggling financially. In the next twelve months, they are expected to experience major financial difficulties, according to data from the Credit Information Bureau.