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Political calendar of Latvia. October 27 – 31, 2014

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUMonday, October 27th:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee.

-Meeting of coalition parties’ representatives.

-In Klaipeda, Lithuania, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius and Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas all take part in the festive opening of ‘Independence’ – Lithuanian LNG terminal.

-Specialists of Latvian Agriculture Ministry meet with representatives of municipalities of Salaspils, Stopini, Garkalne and Ropazi in order to discuss flood risks in nearby populated areas.

-Latvian Defence Minister Raimonds Bejonis and Commander of Latvian National Armed Forces Raimonds Graube meet with servicemen of Air Force Base who were in Afghanistan.

-Latvian Finance Minister Andris Vilks takes part in the global forum of OECD.

Tuesday, October 28th:

-Latvian President Andris Berzins works with Clemency Service. The Latvian President will also perform the accreditation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Brazil H.E. Mr Marcos Vinicius Pinta Gama and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea H.E. Mr Kang Yong Dok.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Minister.

-Meeting of consultants of Harmony Centre.

-Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma takes part in the annual summit of the leaders of the Baltic and Northern Europe in Stockholm, Sweden.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

Legal Affairs Committee reviews amendments to the Insolvency Law and Law on Prevention of Conflict of Interest in Activities of Public Officials;

Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee reviews the document ‘On medium-term budget (2015-2017) and the new political initiative for mass media resources‘ and other important documents;

Education, Culture and Science Committee discusses the ‘Bilingual education’ research conducted by ombudsmen;

Social and Employment Matters Committee reviews the draft On Psychologists and amendments to the Law on the Regulated Professions and the Recognition of Professional Qualifications.

Wednesday, October 29th:

-Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma meets with ambassador of Spain to Latvia Pedro Miguel Jiménez Nácher.

-President of Latvia Andris Berzins meets with representatives of government-forming parties.

-Meeting of Saeima faction of Harmony Centre.

-Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma to remain in USA October 29-30. There she will take part in an international event on the deck of a US Armed Forces aircraft carrier.

-Meetings of standing Saeima committees:

European Affairs Committee to discuss the programme of Latvia’s presidency over the Council of the European Union;

Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee reviews amendments to the Law on Carriage by Rail and Law on Energy;

Legal Affairs Committee reviews the project on the appointment of judges;

Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee, Human Rights Committee and Social Cohesion Committee holds concluding meetings before the end of rule of the 11th Saeima.

Thursday, October 30th:

– State Secretary to Latvian Finance Ministry Baiba Bane takes part in the meeting of ECOFIN in Venice.

Friday, October 31st:

-Meeting of the European Affairs Committee. During this meeting, officials will discuss Latvia’s national position on the meeting of EU Ministers for Economy and Finances and the meeting of EU Ministers on Agriculture and Fisheries.

-Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma holds a meeting of the Latvian Council for Strategic Research and Innovation.

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