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Political calendar of Latvia. 29 March – 1 April, 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUTuesday, 29 March:

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

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

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Application of Punishments to Children for Educational Purposes;

Legal Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Criminal Law in the second reading;

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

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee prepares amendments to the Immigration Law in the third reading;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Protection of Cultural Monuments in the third reading;

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

Audit Committee reviews Finance Ministry’s report on the single payment system in state administration.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 30 March:

-Press-conference of Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis in his Jurmala residence.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis takes part in a discussion organized by Dienas Bizness entrepreneurs club.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses the progress in the use of European funds in the 2014-2020 planning period;

National Economy Committee discusses the situation in the dairy industry;

Budget-Finance Committee prepares amendments to the Financial Instrument Market Law;

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Education Law in the second reading;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews the Law on Turnover of Tobacco Products;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses Culture Ministry’s proposals to enhance the national information space;

Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee discusses priorities of the state policy in regards to diaspora and single management and control over it;

Thursday, 31 March:

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

Friday, 1 April:

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis awards Cabinet of Ministers diplomas to winners of international competitions in school subjects. He will also meet with members of the European Parliament.

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