On Thursday, 16 October, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Rules of Procedure of the Saeima and thus introduced several changes in the law that regulates the work of the parliament. The amendments envisage stricter sanctions against MPs who violate the Code of Ethics for Members of the Saeima, namely, it will now be possible to forbid such MPs from taking the rostrum at plenary sittings or to exclude them from plenary sittings, accordingly imposing a fine in the amount of 20% of the...
On Friday, 17 October, the European Affairs Committee approved the topics that will be addressed during the parliamentary meetings of Latvia’s first Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is expected to hold six parliamentary meetings during the Presidency. “Parliamentary meetings of the Presidency are an opportunity to highlight certain priorities of the Latvian Presidency and, on a parliamentary level, to address issues that are significant for Europe and that...
On Thursday, 16 October, during her official visit to Moldova, Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, met with Liliana Palihovici, Vice Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, and emphasised that Latvia and Moldova have all the prerequisites for stronger parliamentary ties: excellent political dialogue, interparliamentary cooperation groups in both parliaments and mutual willingness to cooperate on the sectoral committee level. Lībiņa-Egnere noted that the...
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