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Political calendar of Latvia. December 15 – 19, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, December 15th:

-Meeting of the Coalition Cooperation Council.

-Parliamentary Committee for the Investigation of Zolitude Tragedy holds its first meeting.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma and Director of State Chancellery take part in a Christmas Workshop organized by students of Sun School in Daugavpils.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Emergency meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. During this meeting, ministers will review matters related to the state budget of 2015 and limits of state budgets of 2015, 2016 and 2017.

-Defence Ministry and Foreign Policy Institute organize a public discussion at Albert Hotel titled ‘Howe to protect Latvia: new concept for state defence’.

-Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics participates in the meeting of the EU Council for General Affairs.

-Consultations of Latvian and Russian foreign ministries in Moscow.

-Agriculture Ministry holds a meeting of the Forestry Development Fund.

-Meeting of the Saeima Budget-Finance Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss legislative initiatives related to the state budget of 2015.

Tuesday, December 16th:

-Meetings of the standing Saeima committees:

Education, Culture and Science Committee reviews amendments to the Education Law, Universities Law and Copyrights Law;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews drafts of the State Budget for 2015 and related regulations;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Insolvency Law and the project developed by the Saeima in regard to the number of judges in regional courts;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Security of Information Technologies and Military Service Law;

Human Rights Committee prepares a project of amendments to the Civil Process Law;

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins works with the clemency service.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma travels to Serbia to take part in the third Summit of China and countries of Eastern and Western Europe.

Wednesday, December 17th:

-Saeima Budget Finance Committee reviews the matter regarding the redistribution of appropriations.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in the Saeima meeting organized for the discussion of the 2015 state budget.

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

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with representatives of the Future Fund.

Thursday, December 18th:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with representatives of Latvian National Association of Soldiers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan H.E. Erlan Abdyldaev.

-Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma participates in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

Friday, December 19th:

-Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee reviews the annual foreign policy report.

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