Latvia expresses firm support to the Belarusian people in their demand to respect democracy and hold a new, free and fair presidential election, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at the video conference of the speakers of parliaments of the Baltic states and Nordic countries (NB8) on Tuesday, 22 September. The conference was also attended by the Belarusian presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
Saeima supports transferring the state-owned property on Riharda Vāgnera iela to the Riga Richard Wagner Society (18.09.2020.)
On Thursday, 17 September, the Saeima decided in the third and final reading that the state-owned real estate property located in Riga, Riharda Vāgnera iela 4, shall be transferred to the Riga Richard Wagner Society (RRWS) free of charge.
State Fire and Rescue Service information to be communicated to the public by electronic communications service providers (18.09.2020.)
On Thursday, 17 September, the Saeima adopted in the final reading urgent amendments to the Electronic Communications Law, stipulating that providers of electronic communications services shall communicate information provided by the State Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to the public.
The Saeima supports the participation of Latvian troops in the NATO mission in Iraq and the EU military operation in the Mediterranean (18.09.2020.)
On Thursday, 17 September, the Saeima adopted a decision on the participation of the National Armed Forces (NAF) troops in the NATO mission in Iraq until 1 November 2022. The Saeima also adopted a decision on the participation of the NAF troops in the European Union (EU) military operation in the Mediterranean.
Baltic and Nordic parliamentarians express firm support to the Belarusian people on their path towards a pluralistic democracy (04.09.2020.)
On Friday, 4 September, the parliamentary delegations of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden (NB8) to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a joint statement on the situation in Belarus after the presidential election, expressing firm support to the Belarusian people on their path towards a pluralistic democracy.
Saeima supports the participation of Latvian troops in the international mission in Kosovo (03.09.2020.)
On Thursday, 3 September, the Saeima adopted a decision on the participation of the troops of the National Armed Forces (NAF) in the international mission in Kosovo (KFOR), lead by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), until 31 December 2023.
On Tuesday, 18 August, the Saeima adopted a Statement on the presidential election in Belarus, urging to hold a new presidential election in line with internationally recognised standards, while providing the opposition with equal access to all state-controlled mass media and allowing the opposition to participate in the election on equal footing.
On Friday, 14 August, during a working visit to Panevėžys, Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, to discuss coordinated joint actions of Latvia and Lithuania in response to the situation in Belarus following the presidential election.
Latvian delegation to PACE: The Belarusian presidential election cannot be considered an expression of the people’s free will (14.08.2020.)
The campaign for the election of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the voting on August 9, 2020, and the counting of votes do not meet international electoral standards. They were conducted with mass violations of the rights and freedoms of citizens and do not reflect the free will of the Belarusian people, pointed out Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Head of the Latvian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on behalf of the delegation and other member states of the Baltic+ Group.
The Human Rights Committee of the Saeima urges Belarus to discontinue violations of human rights (14.08.2020.)
On Friday, 14 August, the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee of the Saeima sent a letter to H.E. Vasily Markovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Latvia. In the letter, the Human Rights and Public Affairs Committee of the Saeima urges the Republic of Belarus to immediately discontinue and prevent violations of human rights, and to adhere to the Constitution.