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Saeima to discuss a bill on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Thursday, March 6th, the Saeima will discuss a bill on Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. This bill is meant to strongly condemn the military aggression used by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and express Latvia’s unchanged support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial unity, as well as legitimacy of Ukraine’s Supreme Rada.

In order to provide the police with more authority in protection of victims of domestic abuse, the Saeima will review amendments to the Law on Police in the final reading. These amendments apply to the Saeima’s already approved amendments that state victims of violence are to be protected as part of civil processes as well, as reported by the Saeima press-service.

Amendments to the Law on Protection of Rights of the Child are aimed at applying an absolute ban on involvement of children in pornography.

In order to make protection of consumers’ rights more effective, deputies will review amendments to the Unfair Commercial Practice Prohibition Law, which provide opportunity for responsible authorities to perform closer monitoring of entrepreneurs and have those entrepreneurs who had once breached the law to provide authorities a personal obligation to prevent any other violations in written form and compensate any damage done to consumers.

Saeima Budget and Finance Committee will ask the parliament to include amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax on the day’s agenda. These amendments provide for the application of 15% PIT rate on salaries of seasonal workers employed in agriculture.

Deputies will also review a project on the closure of Saeima’s winter session (April 14th) and the beginning of the spring session (April 22nd).

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