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Saeima selects heads for committees; Čigāne now leads European Affairs Committee

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Monday, November 10th, Lolita Čigāne was selected as the head of Saeima’s European Affairs Committee.

Armands Krauze has been chosen as her assistant and Aleksandrs Kirsteins as the committee’s secretary. The European Affairs Committee will also include Guntis Belēvičs, Sergejs Dolgopolovs, Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, Nellija Kleinberga, Ivans Klementjevs, Rihards Kols, Atis Lejiņš, Regīna Ločmele-Luņova, Romāns Mežeckis, Igors Pimenovs, Edgars Putra, Jūlija Stepaņenko, Kārlis Šadurskis and Edvīns Šnore.

The amount of work of this committee will grow significantly due to Latvia’s presidency in the European Council, as reported by Saeima press-service.

Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee will be led by Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, who was elected in the parliament from Unity. Rihards Kols has been chosen as his assistant. Sergejs Potapkins will be the committee’s secretary. This committee will also include Guntis Belēvičs, Jānis Dombrava, Atis Lejiņš, Sergejs Mirskis, Artis Rasmanis and Raimonds Rubiks. The Foreign Affairs Committee deals with matters related to foreign affairs and performs general supervision over Latvia’s foreign policy sector.

Saeima Citizenship, Migration and Social Cohesion Committee will be led by Ilmārs Latkovskis of the National Alliance. His assistant will be Andrejs Judins. Sergejs Mirskis will be the committee’s secretary. This committee will also include Raimonds Bergmanis, Arturs Kaimiņš, Janīna Kursīte, Ingmārs Līdaka, Hosams Abu Meri, Vladimirs Nikonovs, Arvīds Platpers, Ivans Ribakovs, Artūrs Rubiks, Jānis Upenieks, Valdis Skujiņš and Andris Vilks. This parliamentary committee was formed from the previous Social Cohesion Committee.

Jānis Vucāns has been selected as Chairman of Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee. Raivis Dzintars has been selected as his assistant and Ilze Viņķele as the committee’s secretary. The full team of the committee also includes Ivans Klementjevs, Ņikita Ņikiforovs, Arvīds Platpers, Inguna Rībena, Valdis Skujiņš, Jānis Upenieks and Juris Viļums. This committee handles matters related to education, culture and science.

The Parliamentary Inquiry Committee will be led by Augusts Brigmanis, who was elected to the parliament from the Union of Greens and Farmers. Inguna Ribena will be his assistant. Janis Adamsons has been selected as secretary of the committee. The committee will also include deputies Gundars Daudze, Andrejs Elksniņš, Rihards Eigims, Jānis Klaužs, Vilnis Ķirsis, Inese Laizāne, Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Romualds Ražuks, Veiko Spolītis, Jānis Urbanovičs, Juris Viļums and Mihails Zemļinskis. One of the priorities of this committee is the review of enquiries from deputies.


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