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New Public Procurement Law and other decisions viewed by Saeima this week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 15 December, the Saeima will view a draft of the Public Procurement Law in the final reading. The draft offers a number of changes and innovations, as well as application of EU requirements.

In the third reading, the parliament will view a legal draft necessary to ensure continued functioning of Bulduri Gardening School.

Amendments to the Criminal Law will also be viewed by the Saeima in the final reading. Proposed changes to the law suggest applying criminal liability to people who violate the prohibition to serve in foreign armed forces or security services.

The parliament will also view amendments to the Natural Resource Tax Law, which provide for raising tax rate for plastic bags.

In addition, the Saeima will view a legal draft to allow implementing requirements of the Audit directive and OECD recommendations for audit service field.

Amendments for the Immigration Law are prepared for the second reading. These amendments provide for easing travelling requirements for highly qualified specialists and people employed in sectors expected to experience labour force deficit.

The parliament will also decide on the submission of multiple drafts to committees for review. Among them is Social Entrepreneurship Law. The goal of this law is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life for residents and assist social groups at risk of social isolation with employment by creating an environment favourable for social entrepreneurship.

Multiple committees have asked the Saeima to add viewing of certain amendments to its agenda. Budget Committee has asked the parliament to view amendments to the Micro-enterprise Tax Law to set the rate at 15% of turnover in 2017. To waive the minimal social insurance fee, Social and Employment Matters Committee has asked the Saeima to view amendments to the State Social Insurance Law.

Education, Culture and Science Committee aims to ask the Saeima to add the draft on the protection of Riga’s historic centre, its parks, gardens and cemeteries to its agenda.

In total, there are 26 matters on the Saeima’s agenda for the 15 December meeting, BNN was told by Saeima’s press-service.

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