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Political calendar of Latvia. 8 – 12 February, 2016

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, 8 February:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with representatives of Latvian Olympics Committee and figure skater Angelina Kucvalska to discuss the contribution of the young figure skater in the development of figure skating in Latvia.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance. During this meeting, members of the party will meet with Director General of State Revenue Service Inara Petersone and Chief of Finance Police Kaspars Podins.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma hosts a meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

Tuesday, 9 February:

-Acting President of Latvia Inara Murniece meets with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses information from the International Human Rights Organization in regards to the situation in this field;

National Economy Committee views amendments to the Railway Law and Law on Regulators of Public Utilities;

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Criminal Process Law;

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

Public Administration and Local Government Committee prepares amendments to the Municipalities Law in the second reading;

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

Education, Culture and Science Committee views amendments to the Law on the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications and Law on Scientific Activity;

Audit Committee discusses the completion of the state and municipal budgets in 2015.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, 10 February:

-Shadow Day in the Saeima.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with Latvian representation in EU Inna Steinbruka.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position at the meeting of Eurogroup on 11 February;

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee discusses the use of European funds, projects and accomplished goals;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses topical matters related to activities of the State Culture Capital Foundation;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Social Services and Social Assistance in the second reading;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to the Archives Law and Law on Elections of the Republic City Council and Municipality Council;

National Economy Committee reviews amendments to Energy Efficiency Law, Railway Law and Law on Regulators of Public Utilities;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Asylum Law;

Budget-Finance Committee hosts a meeting in the Bank of Latvia;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses results of State Police in 2015;

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Latvian Regional Alliance.

Thursday, 11 February:

-Meeting of the Saeima Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee. During the meeting, members of the committee will be preparing amendments to the Law on Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau.

Friday, 12 February:

-Meeting of the parliamentary European Affairs Committee. Members of the committee will discuss Latvia’s national position at the meeting of agriculture and fisheries ministers on 15 February; Latvia’s national position at the meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 15 February and Latvia’s national position at the meeting of the EU General Affairs Council on 16 February.

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