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Political calendar of Latvia. May 20 - 24, 2013

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Monday, May 20:

Аuthor: SXC-President of Latvia Andris Berzins has a meeting with representatives of the Kuwait Energy Company, PKN Orlen and PBK to discuss the search for oil deposits in the Baltic Sea.

-Saeima Chairwoman’s associate Inese Libina-Egnere meets with representatives of the Kuwait National Assembly.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of the Crisis Management Council.

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting Latvia’s national position will be discussed prior to the meeting of the European Council on May 22.

-Meetings of the parliamentary factions of Unity and Reform Party.

-Meeting of the Saeima Praesidium.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Cooperation Council.

Tuesday, May 21:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins has a meeting with the president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council on Facilitating Unification Among Christians, Kurt Koch. He will also hold the accreditation of the ambassadress extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom, Sarah Cowley.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to Latvia’s Constitution and the Civil Law;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission prepares a bill in regard to individuals who were unjustifiably committed to psychiatric clinics of Latvian SSR and the USSR;

The parliamentary Commission of Investigations will review the matter on the judicial and the actual situation at Kemeri sanatorium;

The National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Law on the Geo-spatial Information, Law on Protection Zone, Law on the Electricity Market and a number of other laws;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission reads the report of the Finance Ministry about the results of the use of European funds and the system of monitoring finished projects.

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Harmony Centre.

Wednesday, May 22:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the discussion titled “A Stronger and More Responsible Executive Branch of Governance”.

-Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis participates in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

-Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

The Commission for Requests discusses the survey by the World Bank – “Latvia: who is unemployed, economically inactive and poor here?”;

The European Affairs Commission discusses Latvia’s national position before the EU Foreign Ministers Council (May 27-28);

The Judicial Commission reviews amendments to the Law on State Guaranteed Judicial Assistance.

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission reviews amendments to the Law on the State Border of the Republic of Latvia and a number of other laws;

The National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Fishery Law and Hunting Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission discusses the inspections carried out by the Health Inspection at the State social care centres;

Social Cohesion Commission discusses the preparation for the “Latvians in the world – Latvia’s nationals 2013” conference and the “Nation and state” seminar;

The Audit Commission discusses the results of the inspection into the effectiveness of capital associations that are responsible for daily management of state roads.

Thursday, May 23:

-Meeting of state secretaries.

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

-Meeting of the Saeima Budget and Finance Commission.

Friday, May 24:

-Meeting of the National Sports Council. PM Valdis Dombrovskis to chair the meeting.

-PM Valdis Dombrovskis departs for the Lennart Meri Conference. This year’s theme is dedicated to the development of cooperation between the North and the South.

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