Georgia is an important cooperation partner of Latvia. We continue to stand firm in our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the Euro-Atlantic integration efforts of Georgia. Taking this path requires fierce determination of the parliament and the government to implement democratic reforms, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, during her meeting with Kakhaber Kuchava, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, in Athens, Greece on Friday, 22 October.
Speaker Mūrniece: Latvia firmly supports deeper integration of Moldova in the European Union (22.10.2021.)
We applaud the determination of the newly-elected Parliament and the government of Moldova to implement a large-scale programme of democratic reforms. Latvia firmly supports deeper integration of Moldova in the European Union (EU). We are prepared to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Moldova, as well promote the relations between the EU and Moldova, reaffirmed Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her meeting with Igor Grosu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.
Speaker Mūrniece at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament: The COVID-19 crisis has shown the weak spots in our societies (22.10.2021.)
The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the weak spots in our societies. It has exposed how vulnerable democracy and our societies are. We should stand together to defend our democratic values, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her address at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Athens.
On Friday, 22 October the Saeima approved additional restrictions defined by the government to fight the rapid spread of COVID-19. These restrictions include an obligation for all persons to stay at their place of residence from 8 PM to 5 AM until 14 November.
Information regarding media work in the Saeima (21.10.2021.)
In view of the ongoing spread of COVID‑19 and the restrictions set in Latvia, media representatives are invited to follow the work of the Saeima remotely.
Members of the Saeima and the Parliament of the Netherlands discuss strengthening mutual cooperation (20.10.2021.)
On 20 October, Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima met with the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to discuss opportunities of strengthening parliamentary cooperation.
In Memoriam. Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš (15.10.2021.)
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of the Member of Saeima, long-time diplomat and politician Mr Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš.
Speaker of the Saeima: the 2022 draft budget is balanced and provides additional funding for many sectors (14.10.2021.)
The next year’s draft budget is balanced and includes additional funding for various sectors. It includes not only funding to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, but also offers solutions for the healthcare and social security sectors, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Thursday, 14 October, upon receiving the traditional portfolio containing next year’s draft budget from Jānis Reirs, Minister of Finance.
Speaker Mūrniece to Estonian president: our common objective is to promote the safety, prosperity and development of the Baltic region (14.10.2021.)
Latvia and Estonia are united by a joint vision on important regional and international affairs, and our common objective is to promote the safety, prosperity and development of the Baltic region, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on 14 October during her meeting with Alar Karis, President of Estonia.
Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla in Kiev: We will continue to support Ukraine in actions, not just in words (07.10.2021.)
Latvia and Ukraine are closely linked. Today, Ukrainians are experiencing Russian aggression most severely and are literally on the front lines, and we will continue offering a helping hand and providing practical aid. This was emphasised by Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, during her working visit to Kiev while meeting Ukrainian Parliament officials.