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Political Calendar of Latvia. 30 May – 3 June 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 30 May:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Saeima hosts a discussion on the country’s fiscal policy and budget goals ‘To save up or not to save up – that is the question’.

-Representatives of Latvian Regional Alliance meet with Culture Minister Dace Melnbarde.

-Meeting of the Saeima praesidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

Tuesday, 31 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with the head of Finance and Capital Market Commission Peteris Putnins.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Education, Culture and Science Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Scientific Activity;

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

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares the draft of the Law on Electronic Mass Media;

Social and Employment Matters Committee views the draft of the Law on Status of Barricade Participants of 1991 and amendments to the Law on Sexual and Reproductive Health;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee views amendments to the Law on Prosecutor’s Office, Immigration Law and Sentence Execution Code of Latvia;

National Economy Committee views amendments to the Law on Pollution;

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

Audit Committee discusses financial account for 2015 and the report from the State Audit.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 1 June:

-Meetings of the standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee reviews the request submitted by Harmony to Interior Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis ‘On the forming refugee centre Mucenieki’;

Budget-Finance Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Application of Taxes in Freeports and Special Economic Areas;

Legal Affairs Committee will view the project of the draft On Compensation of Damage Done During Criminal and Administrative Processes, as well as amendments to Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

At a joint meeting of the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee and Social and Employment Matters Committee discuss the report of the Republic of Latvia on completion of UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;

National Economy Committee views amendments to the Law on Consumer Rights protection, Aviation Law and the Law on Management of Marine Affairs and Security;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the concept for the development of State Police;

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

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the report ‘Education in Latvia’, which contains the evaluation of Latvia’s education system by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

Long-term Development Committee discusses the matter for targeted and effective use of natural resources and public assets.

-Meetings of parliamentary factions of the Union of Greens and Farmers and Latvian Regional Alliance.

Thursday, 2 June:

-Saeima’s work group for cooperation with the parliament of Sweden meets with the country’s Minister for Social Security;

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis travels to Paris to sign the agreement with OECD.

Friday, 3 June:

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for European Affairs.

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