Press releases

Saeima supports simplified procedure for construction of energy supply structures
On Thursday, 29 September, the Saeima supported in the final reading a new law, considered urgent, that aims to simplify the procedure for the construction of energy supply structures, including wind power plants. The law was developed to promote the production of renewable energy and energy security and independence.
On Thursday, 29 September, the Saeima supported in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Law on the Handling of Weapons.
On Thursday, 29 September, the Saeima supported in the final reading amendments to the Education Law and the General Education Law, stipulating a gradual three-year transition to the state language as the only language of instruction in pre-school and basic education.
Saeima supports law on the Skulte Terminal
On Thursday, 29 September, the Saeima adopted in the final reading an urgent law on the Skulte Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in order to prevent long-term energy security risks in the energy sector and ensure the energy security and uninterrupted economic development of Latvia.
Saeima supports declaring state of emergency on Latvia-Russia border
On Thursday, 29 September, the Saeima supported the government decision on declaring a state of emergency in the Alūksne, Balvi, and Ludza districts and border crossing points, as well as on closing the Pededze border crossing point.
Presidium of Baltic Assembly condemns plans to organise illegal referendums in occupied territories of Ukraine
The plans to organise illegal referendums in the occupied territories of Ukraine are to be strongly condemned, says a statement adopted by the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly.
The Saeima changes procedure for extending temporary residence permits of Russian and Belarusian citizens
On Thursday, 22 September, the Saeima supported in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Immigration Law, changing the procedure of applying for and extending temporary residence permits for Russian and Belarusian citizens.
On Thursday, 22 September, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Law on Assistance to Ukrainian Civilians that, among other provisions, stipulate an opportunity for Ukrainians fleeing the war to receive an allowance for becoming self-employed.
Saeima adopts statement calling for non recognition of Russian organised referendum results
On Thursday, 22 September, the Saeima adopted a Statement on the referendums organised by the Russian Federation in the occupied territories of Ukraine. In the Statement, the Saeima calls on the international community for non-recognition of the results of the so‑called referendums or any other “expressions of the will of the people” organised by the Russian Federation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, as well as the Russian Federation passports issued in the occupied territories of Ukraine.
Saeima supports ban on fur farming
On Thursday, 22 September, the Saeima supported in the third and final reading amendments to the Animal Protection Law, providing that breeding animals for the sole purpose of obtaining fur is prohibited.
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