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Political calendar of Latvia. 29 February – 4 March, 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 29 February:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss expenditure on civil defence training and the schedule of exercises in education institutions. Amendments to the Labour Law will be discussed as well.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

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

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

Tuesday, 1 March:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee takes part in a seminar organized by the State Language Commission on the use of state language in media;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to Archives Law and Law on Assistance in Solving Apartment Matters;

Budget-Finance Committee discusses the matter on allocation of appropriations and amendments to Excise Tax Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on the Handling of Explosives for Civil Uses and Law on Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau;

Social and Employment Matters Committee discusses the future of the draft of the Law on Disability;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Criminal Law.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 2 March:

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis travels to Estonia, where he will meet with Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. He will also visit Kohila Vineer.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses control and protection of the eastern border and measures to improve its infrastructure;

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s official position at the meeting of Council of Ministers of the Environment, which will take place 4 March;

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

National Economy Committee discusses the draft of the Law on Competition;

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Sports Law and the Law Protection of Cultural Monuments;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee prepares amendments to the Civil Protection and Catastrophe Management Law;

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

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Personal Income Tax;

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

Thursday, 3 March:

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis travels to Lithuania, where he will meet with Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius and President Dalia Grybauskaite. He will also visit Sakret.

Friday, 4 March:

-Meeting of the Saeima European Affairs Committee. During this meeting officials will discuss Latvia’s national position at the meeting of the council of ministers on labour affairs, social policy, healthcare and consumer rights protection, which will take place on 7 March. Latvia’s national position at the meeting of Eurogroup (7 March) will also be discussed.

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