On Thursday, 23 February, the Saeima ratified the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part. “Given the security challenges we face, the CETA will strengthen our geopolitical position and greatly solidify the transatlantic bonds,” underlined Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee. The CETA is a new generation EU trade deal, the implementation of...
“Proposals for the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive must be rooted in the realities of current situation – taking into account trends in the dissemination of fake news and interference with democratic processes in sovereign countries. For instance, member states must be given the right to promptly restrict the activities of audiovisual service providers that contain hate speech, threats to national security and public order, including cases where reports about...
On Thursday, 16 February, members of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee met with representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as the European Union Crab Fishing Association to discuss the case of a Latvian snow crab fishing boat arrested in Norway. Latvia hopes to find a diplomatic solution, although international litigation cannot be excluded. Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, Chair of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, announced the plans of the...
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