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Political calendar of Latvia. May 19 - 24, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, May 19th:

-Meeting of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee, during which deputies will review the draft ‘On Constitution of the Republic of Latvia’.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins visits Pumpure Middle-school in Jurmala.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Saeima holds a forum for NGOs ‘Participation. Sustainability. Innovations.’

-Cabinet of Ministers holds a meeting of the Crisis Management Council.

-Meeting of the Coalition Council.

-Leader of Harmony Centre’s parliamentary faction Janis Urbanovic meets with Dutch ambassador in Latvia Hendrik Gerrit Cornelis van den Dool.

Tuesday, May 20th:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget and Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Annual Accounts Law and results of combating efforts of Finance Police against shadow economy;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Criminal Process Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee to discuss the professional activities of the National Electronic Mass Media Council member G. Grube;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews the proposal offered by Janis Adamsons regarding the necessity of adding amendments to the Security Guard Activities Law;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to the Cabinet of Ministers Regulations;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee reviews amendments to the Road Traffic law and Public Procurement Law;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Restrictions Regarding Sale, Advertising and Use of Tobacco Products;

Audit Committee holds a discussion regarding the possibility of adding amendments to the On Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Activities of Public Officials.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with representatives of the management of Foreign Investors’ Council in Latvia.

Wednesday, May 21st:

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee to discuss Latvia’s national position before the meeting of EU Competition Ministers Council (May 26);

Budget and Finance Committee to review amendments to the Customs Law and State Revenue Service Law;

Legal Affairs Committee to review amendments to the Land Book Law;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee to prepare amendments to the Ombudsman Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee to discuss Saber Strike 2014 military exercises;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews amendments to the Privatisation of State and Local Government Residential Houses;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews amendments to the Labour Law.

President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds a meeting with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Chairman of the Constitutional Court Aldis Lavins.

-Meetings of parliamentary factions of Reform party and Union of Greens and Farmers.

Thursday, May 22nd:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with Turkish Minister for European Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Chairman of Latvian Union of the Politically Repressed Gunars Resnais and representatives of the Cultural Alliance.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins visits Aluksne.

Friday, May 23rd:

-Armed Forces Day in Latvia.

Saturday, May 24th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the closing event of international students competition of creative and research works “History around us”.


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