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Political Calendar of Latvia. 9 – 13 May 2016

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-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, officials will view the draft for the Law on Public Procurements.

-Award ceremony for winners of the essay contest organized by the European Affairs Committee ‘My contribution to the security and unity of Europe’.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-A meeting for the mass media is organized at Marta centre for women. The meeting is dedicated to the Istanbul Convention.

-Combined tactical military exercises of Latvia’s National Armed Forces and structures of the Interior Affairs Ministry in multiple locations across Latvia.

Tuesday, 10 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis participates in the presentation of a book ‘Presidents of Free Latvia’ and the award of Lielvarde Belt created as part of Turiesprezident.lv.

-Presentation of uniforms of Latvia’s Olympics team to take place at Latvijas Gāze sports centre.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget-Finance Committee views amendments to the Accounting Law and Personal Income Tax Law;

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

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee views the letter of the ombudsman about administrative liability of organizers of events for children;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the problems with strategic development of colleges in the context of modern and well put together education system;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee organizes a meeting at Jaunjelgava Middle School;

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

Audit Committee assesses the information provided by Finance Ministry on planned changes to the Sworn Auditors Law.

Wednesday, 11 May:

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

-Latvian National Museum of History hosts a press-conference dedicated to the conclusion or the temporary exposition and plans to re-open Riga Castle in 2018.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Inquiry Committee assesses the state support system for renewable energy resources;

European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s position at the upcoming European Foreign Affairs Ministers Council on 12-13 May;

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

Legal Affairs Committee views amendments to the Saeima Internal Regulations and the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee discusses the draft of the Law on Status of a Participant of WWII;

Education, Culture and Science Committee views amendments to the Law on Higher Education Institution and Law on the Museum of Occupation of Latvia;

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

Long-Term Development Committee discusses effective use of natural resources and public assets;

Audit Committee views results of the audit at the State Audit and Privatization Agency.

Thursday, 12 May:

-President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis meets with cardinal, state secretary of the Holy Seat Pietro Parolin.

-Meeting of the European Affairs Committee. During the meeting, officials will discuss Latvia’s position at the meeting of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers Council on 17 May.

-Seminars organized by Economy Ministry in Bauska and Jelgava – ‘Increase of energy efficiency of apartment homes’ and ‘New law on energy efficiency – influence on municipalities’.

Friday, 13 May:

-Seminars organized by Economy Ministry in Bauska and Jelgava – ‘Increase of energy efficiency of apartment homes’ and ‘New law on energy efficiency – influence on municipalities’.

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