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Political calendar of Latvia. April 20 – 24, 2015

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, April 20th:

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of Zolitude tragedy. During this meeting, members of the committee will discuss the report compiled by State Police regarding the investigation of the tragedy, work done by rescuers and catastrophe prevention measures altogether.

-Meeting of the parliamentary committee for the investigation of the sale of 75% of shares in Citadele Bank. During this meeting, officials will discuss the role of the Privatisation Agency in this process.

-Chairperson of the Saeima Inara Murniece participates in the meeting of heads of parliaments in Rome, Italy.

-Saeima holds the meeting of heads of the economic and digital affairs committees.

-Meeting of the Coalition Parties Council.

Tuesday, April 21st:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins holds the accreditation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iraq H.E. Mr. Asaad Sultan Abu Galala Hachi and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Zahir Al Hina.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget-Finance Committee reviews the matter of accessibility of banking services in regions;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Notary Law and Law on Bailiffs;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee prepares amendments to the Law on the Application of Punishment to Children for Educational Purposes;

Members of the Education, Culture and Science Committee participate in the 14th Baltic Conference for Intellectual Cooperation dedicated to the role of science academies in politics of research and innovations;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Turnover of Pyrotechnics, Law on the Procedures for Holding the Detained Persons and the Sentence Execution Code of Latvia;

National Economy Committee discusses amendments to the Law on Public Procurements;

Social and Employment Matters Committee prepares amendments to the Law on Public Utilities and Social Care.

Wednesday, April 22nd:

-President Andris Berzins meets with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Insurance Law and Law On the Vehicle Operation Tax and Company Car Tax;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Judicial Power and Latvian Code of Administrative Violations;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the matter on changing the composition of the Higher Education Council;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses actualized matters related to activities of NATO Strategic Communications Centre;

National Economy Committee prepares amendments to the Maritime Administration and Marine Safety Law;

Members of the Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee meet with representatives of CPCB;

Long-Term Development Committee reviews the report regarding development of Latvia’s forestry;

Audit Committee discusses matters regarding immigration control and asylum provision policy;

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of the Union of Greens and Farmers.

Thursday, April 23rd:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins participates in the opening ceremony of the conservatory in the Latvian National Botanical Garden in Salaspils. Later, he will attend the dinner on the occasion of the Council of Presidents of the Confederation of European Business BUSINESSEUROPE in Riga within the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Friday, April 24th:

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with European Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva.


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