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Political calendar of Latvia. 7 – 11 March, 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 7 March:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, members of the government will discuss amendments to the Cabinet Requirements No. 796 of 29 September 2008 ‘Procedures for the Determination of Fines for the Violations Provided for in Section 11, Paragraph one and Section 13 of the Competition Law’.

-Meeting of the parliamentary European Affairs Committee. Members of the committee will discuss information regarding the development of Rail Baltica project.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis takes part in the summit of EU leaders to discuss Turkey and problems related to migration.

Tuesday, 8 March:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Judicial Power Law;

Budget-Finance Committee discusses fraud prevention measures realized by the State Revenue Service;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the third reading;

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Institutions of Higher Education;

Social and Employment Matters Committee discusses plans for the reorganization of child care institutions;

National Economy Committee views amendments to Liepaja Special Economic Area Law, Aviation Law and Latgale Special Economic Area Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee views the draft On Civil Protection and Catastrophes Management.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 9 March:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses measures carried out by the Institute of Latvia to promote the country’s positive image;

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position before the meeting of the Council of EU Justice and Interior Affairs Ministers, which will take place 10-11 March;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses results of activities carried out by the State Border Guard in 2015;

Budget-Finance Committee prepares amendments to the Excise Tax Law;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to the Electrical Energy Market Law;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares amendments to the State Pensions Law in the second reading;

Long-term Development Committee discusses proposals to improve management of resources owned by municipal administration;

Audit Committee discusses proposals of the State Audit regarding municipal governments.

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

Thursday, 10 March:

-Free informative seminar on conditions for projects submitted for the State Cultural Capital Foundations in 2016 in Lizdene Library.

-Discussion ‘School uniform – Latvia’s opportunity’ at the University of Latvia.

Friday, 11 March:

-Andris Buiks, representative of the work group for cooperation with Brazil, meets with ambassador of Brazil in Latvia.

-Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis leaves on vacation until 15 March.

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