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Political Calendar of Latvia. 6 – 10 June 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 6 June:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

-Third Conference of Military Chaplains of Baltic States ‘Challenges of military chaplains to help raise morale of soldiers in conditions of hybrid war’.

-First 200 armoured units of US 2nd Cavalry Regiment to cross Latgale and Vidzeme to participate in Dragoon Ride II military march.

Tuesday, 7 June:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in a festive oath-taking ceremony of judges.

-Saeima holds a meeting of the work group for transatlantic trade and investment partnership between the EU and the US.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget-Finance Committee views amendments to the Law on Application of Taxes in Freeports and Special Economic Areas, Accounting Law, State Revenue Service Law and Value Added Tax Law;

National Economy Committee views amendments to the Law on Official Electronic Address;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Repatriation Law in the third reading;

Education, Culture and Sports Committee discusses progress, results, conclusions and recommendations for the first pilot project for exams on natural sciences before the introduction of a new mandatory centralized exam;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention discusses procurements for the needs of National Armed Forces;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee views amendments to the Law on Pre-election Agitation and Advertisement Law;

Legal Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Insolvency.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 8 June:

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

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis participates the opening ceremony of the Highest Level Development programme.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position at the meeting of EU Interior Affairs and Justice Ministers, which will take place 9-10 June;

Budget-Finance Committee views amendments to the Law on Personal Income tax, Law on Taxes and Duties, Sworn Auditors Law and Law on Market Instruments Committee;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Insolvency Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the Law on Guaranteed Alimony Fund;

Education, Culture and Sports Committee Views amendments to the Higher Education Institutions Law and Law on Alienation of Properties of an Official;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses the concept for the country’s defence;

National Economy Committee discusses the situation in the pharmaceutical industry;

Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee discusses conclusions made during the assessment of the integration policy by experts of Latvian Academy of Sciences;

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

Audit Committee discusses results of annual accounts of Finance Ministry and Interior Affairs Ministry.

Thursday, 9 June:

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis participates in a meeting of the Council for Combating Grey Economy.

Friday, 10 June:

-Forum for the Saeima and non-government organizations.

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