Press releases

On Friday, 20 November, participants of the 34th  Session of the Baltic Assembly (BA) in Vilnius, Lithuania, adopted the Final Document of the 34th Session and agreed on prioritising activities aimed at ensuring a secure, united and open Baltic region. 
On Wednesday, 18 November, a ceremonial sitting of the Saeima marking the 97th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Republic of Latvia was held at the Saeima. “It is during times of peace when a state may build its security. First of all, it is built in the minds of the people. People will only defend what they consider worth fighting for. We must do what it takes to ensure that our people perceive our state as something worth defending,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, addressing the ceremonial meeting.
On Saturday, 14 November, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, laid flowers at the Embassy of France in Riga, commemorating the victims of  the recent terrorist attack and expressing her support to French people.
“The refugee crisis is an unprecedented phenomenon, which poses a serious threat to the unity of the European Union. Although the scale of the migration crisis is enormous, and it has overwhelmed the EU’s agenda, we must not forget about other challenges Europe is currently facing. Europe has demonstrated its ability to overcome various difficulties and rely on the common values and close cooperation in solving the crisis,” said Lolita Čigāne, Chairperson of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima on Friday, 13 November.
On Friday, 6 November, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine. “Syrian crisis should not divert the attention of the international community from Ukraine,” she emphasised. Speaker Mūrniece also confirmed that Latvia will continue actively supporting the talks between Ukraine and the European Union (EU) and other international organisations.
On Friday, 6 November, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, received Andrian Candu, President of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in the Saeima. “Moldova and Latvia are engaged in active political dialogue and practical cooperation. Latvia will continue supporting Moldova’s European integration efforts.”
On Thursday, 5 November, the Saeima reviewed the Final Report drafted and adopted by the parliamentary inquiry committee on the Zolitūde tragedy.
On Thursday, 5 November, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Norbert Lammert, President of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundestag), in Berlin, capital of Germany. “Being aware of the migration challenges in Europe, Latvia finds it especially important to strengthen the control over the Eastern borders of the European Union (EU) and implement other measures to improve the defence efficiency. In other words, it is essential to provide efficient and permanent presence of NATO troops in our region in the long run”, she told her colleague.
On Thursday, 5 November, the Saeima in the second and final reading adopted amendments for simplified cross-border travel for the Latvian – Belorussian border area residents. 
Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, extends her deepest condolences to Russia regarding the tragic plane crash in Sinai Peninsula.
On Thursday, 29 October, the Saeima conceptually supported amendments to the Constitution in the first reading. The amendments propose that members of the Saeima may be held administratively liable without the consent of the Saeima.
On Thursday, 29 October, the Saeima conceptually supported the draft Law on International and National Sanctions in the first reading. The draft law will enable Latvia to impose national sanctions to ensure peace, prevent international crime or violations of human rights outside the territory of Latvia, to prevent negative impact on Latvia’s foreign policy interests or national security, as well as to combat international terrorism or prevent manufacturing, storage, trafficking, use and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. 
On Thursday, 29 October, the Saeima in the final reading passed amendments to the Electronic Mass Media Law aimed at restricting retransmission of hate speech propagated by foreign-owned media.
On Wednesday,  21 October, Lolita Čigāne, Chairperson of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima, and Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima, issued a joint statement on Latvia’s unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders.
Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, extends her deepest condolences to the Turkish people regarding the bombings in Ankara, which killed 86 and injured more than 186people.
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