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Political Calendar of Latvia. 23 – 27 May 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 23 May:

-Lolita Cigane, head of the European Affairs Committee, meets with her counterparts from parliaments of Estonia, Lithuania and Poland.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During the meeting, ministers will discuss matters to be addressed at the Eurogroup meeting on 24 May and ECOFIN meeting on 25 May.

-Saeima speaker Inara Murniece is away on an official meeting in Luxembourh, where she will participate in a conference of parliamentary speakers of EU member states.

Tuesday, 24 May:

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

-Education and Science Minister Karlis Sadurskis meets with representatives of Latvian Student Union.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

Budget-Finance Committee views the draft On Customs and amendments to the State Revenue Service Law;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares the draft of the Psychologists Law;

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

National Economy Committee views amendments to the Maritime Code. Members of the committee will also discuss the situation with the realization of Rail Baltica project;

Education, Culture and Science Committee views amendments to the Higher Education Institutions Law and Law on Alienation of Property of a Public Person;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the work of the Special Assignments Division of the National Armed Forces.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 25 May:

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

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis hosts a meeting of the Council of Crisis Management.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s official position at the meeting of EU Competitiveness Ministers on 26-27 May;

Members of the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee meet with residents and representatives of municipal administrations of Ludza, Cibla and Zilupe border regions;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee views amendments to the Apartment Property Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the new teachers’ pay model;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee views amendments to the Immigration Law;

Budget-Finance Committee views amendments to the Personal Income Tax in the second reading;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Administrative Process Law;

Members of the National Economy Committee and Long-term Development Committee discuss the matter of taxi transport services at a joint meeting.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers.

-Representatives of the parliamentary faction of the Latvian Regional Alliance meet with Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens.

Thursday, 26 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis takes part in an event dedicated to the 20th birthday of the Constitutional Court.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis meets with German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier.

Friday, 27 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis takes part in a meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia.

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