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Political calendar of Latvia. October 20 – 24, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUCalendar of political events in Latvia for October 20th – 24th…

Monday, October 20th:

-Representatives of the ruling coalition – Unity, Union of Greens and Farmers and National Alliance – meet to continue talks about the formation of the new government.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee, during which the matter of improving the external system for ensuring higher education and the order of calculating minimal income.

-Meeting of representatives of the ruling coalition.

-Latvian Healthcare Ministry organizes a press-conference dedicated to the situation with the Ebola virus and preparedness of Latvian healthcare system for challenges tied to the spread of this infection.

-Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics takes part in a meeting of EU Council of Ministers for Foreign and General Affairs in Luxembourg.

-Representatives of Latvian Finance Ministry take part in the meeting of the EU Economic Policy Committee in Brussels.

-Representatives of Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry, Culture Ministry, Agriculture Ministry and Latvian Agricultural Forum meet to discuss the Employment and Development Programme.

Tuesday, October 21st:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

-Meeting of consultants of Harmony Centre political party.

-Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma takes part in a festive event dedicated to Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Leuven.

-Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics takes part in the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers for Foreign and General Affairs in Luxembourg.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Judicial Power;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews proposals of Interior Ministry on adding amendments to the Civil Process Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Immigration, Law on State Probation Service and Law on Military Service;

Social and Employment Matters Committee discusses the system of providing retirement pensions.

Wednesday, October 22nd:

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins takes part in a festive opening and presentation of an innovative education project ‘Prepared for tomorrow!’

-Meeting of the parliamentary faction of Harmony Centre.

-Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics meets with students of the European College.

-In Istanbul there will be annual training organized for officials of Latvian consulates working outside of Schengen Agreement October 22nd – 25th.

-Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs takes part in a monthly meeting of the Council for Cooperation of Latvian Agricultural Organizations.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Parliamentary Enquiries Committee discusses the matter on the possibility of State Audit being provided information regarding medical services provided to patients;

Budget-Finance Committee reviews amendments to the Taxes and Duties Law and Law on Budget and Finance Management;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Land Books Law, Law on Court Bailiffs and Civil Process Law;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee discusses matters related to the work of cynologists;

Public Administration and Local Government Committee reviews the matter of changing borders between Tukums and Engure;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee reviews amendments to the Law on the Supervision of the Handling of Food;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews the draft On the Work of Volunteers.

Thursday, October 23rd:

-European Affairs Committee discusses Latvia’s national position for the EU Council of Ministers on the Environment.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the First Lady Emine Erdogan.

-Latvian Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis takes part in the Trilateral Summit in Brussels.

-Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma takes part in the meeting of the European Council in Brussels.

-Latvian Agriculture Ministry holds a meeting of the Fisheries Fund.

Friday, October 24th:

-Latvian Welfare Minister Uldis Augulis takes part in a conference in Rome dedicated to accomplishments in securing gender equality as part of Beijing Platform for Action.

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