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Political calendar of Latvia. September 30 – October 4, 2013

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSeptember 30, Monday:

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers Committee. During this meeting, amendments to the Law on Deposit Guarantees; Law on Administrative Territories and Populated Areas and the Law on Prohibition of Unfair Commercial Practice in Retail Trade.

-Saeima holds two seminars:

Representing the interests of the diaspora in the country of origin. Organized by the Social Cohesion Commission and Foreign Affairs Commission.

Refusal of administrative arrest: benefits and alternatives. Organized by the Judicial Commission and Justice Ministry.

-Meeting of representatives of political parties.

Tuesday, October 1:

-Meetings of standing Saeima commissions:

Saeima National Economy Commission to review amendments to Law on Privatization Certificates, Law on Commerce and discuss the efficiency of economic activities of Latvian ports and the adoption of state budget fees;

Budget-Finance Commission prepares amendments to the Taxes and Duties Law;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission holds an outdoor meeting at the Mucenieki refugees centre in Ropazi;

Education, Culture and Science Ministry discusses the situation in the science and research field;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention Commission prepares amendments to the Meetings and Protest Acts Law;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the State Social Benefits Law;

Judicial Commission reviews amendments to a number of real estate related laws;

Audit Commission discusses results of the audit aimed at monitoring efficiency of Saeima’s IT and the Saeima administrative activities plan for 2014-2016;

State and Municipal Management Affairs Commission prepares amendments to the Euro-parliament Elections Law.

-Meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.

Wednesday, October 2:

-Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics meets with his Ukrainian counterpart Leonid Kozhar.

Meetings of the standing Saeima commissions:

Judicial Commission reviews the issue regarding the alienation of property of Ceļmaļi in Ventspils. This property is necessary for the realization of a national project – runway for civil aviation;

Budget-Finance Commission discusses the budget project for 2014;

National Economy Commission reviews amendments to the Post Service Law, Electrical Energy Market Law, Electronic Communications Law and Insolvency Law;

Defence, Interior Affairs and Corruption Prevention commission discusses the funding planned for Defence ministry in 2014;

Human Rights and Social Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Children’s Rights Protection Law, Law on Limitation of Pornography and Law on Press and Other Mass Media;

Social and Labour Affairs Commission reviews amendments to the Doctors’ Practice Law and Regulations regarding legal circulation of narcotic and psychotropic drugs;

Audit Commission to assess the effectiveness of cooperation with State Audit.

Thursday, October 3:

-Meeting of state secretaries.

-Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics participates in the Energy Forum in Croatia.

Friday, October 4:

-Rundale Castle holds an experts’ discussion – “Why do modern scientists wish to live during the Renaissance?” The discussion is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Latvian academician Janis Stradins.

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