Press releases

Foreign Affairs Committee calls for the de-occupation of Ukraine in its statement on the 7th anniversary of the annexation of Crimea
On Friday, 26 February, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima issued a statement on the 7th anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, in which it calls on the global democratic community to firmly stand for adherence to international law and democratic values in the entire international arena, and to support the international Crimean Platform established by the Ukrainian government and the non‑governmental sector to fight for the de‑occupation of Crimea.
Dagmāra Beitnere‑Le Galla encourages the Ambassador of Ukraine to continue the path to Europe
“We wish Ukraine the strength to continue resisting Russia’s aggression. You can count on Latvia’s unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Do not lose sight of the compass that will guide your way to Europe,” said the Deputy Speaker of the Saeima Dagmāra Beitnere‑Le Galla on Thursday, 25 February, during a remote meeting with Olexandr Mischenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Latvia. 
Families with children with disabilities to become eligible for the Honorary Family Certificate as of 1 May
On Thursday, 25 February, the Saeima approved in the final reading urgent amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Children’s Rights stipulating that, as of 1 May, Honorary Family Certificates are also to be issued to families with children with disabilities.
Speaker Mūrniece to Ukrainian Speaker: you can count on Latvia’s firm support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine
“Ukraine can always count on Latvia’s firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We will continue to pursue a consistent policy of non‑recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea, and we will make efforts to keep this issue on the current international agenda,” said the Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece on Wednesday, 24 February, during a remote meeting with the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Dmytro Razumkov.
The Saeima improves Law on deployment and participation of the National Armed Forces of Latvia in international operations
On Thursday, 11 February, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Law on Participation of the National Armed Forces of Latvia in International Operations to modernise and specify the regulation on the participation of the Latvian armed forces in military operations and activities.
Representatives of PACE condemn violence against demonstrators in Russia and call for immediate release of Aleksei Navalny
In a statement issued by representatives from Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), MPs condemn violence against peaceful protesters in Russia kindled by the detention of Aleksei Navalny, and call for immediate release of Navalny and an investigation into his poisoning. 
The Saeima clarifies Law to decrease the number of illegal television distributors
On Thursday, 4 February, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Protected Services Law to significantly curtail the distribution of illegal Russian satellites and, subsequently, decrease the number of illegal television distributors.
The Saeima calls for immediate release of Aleksei Navalny and investigation into his poisoning
On Thursday, 4 February, the Saeima issued a statement on the sentencing of Aleksei Navalny and the suppression and persecution of the democratic opposition, civil society and the media in the Russian Federation. In the statement, Latvian parliamentarians call for immediate and unconditional release of Mr Navalny, as well as an investigation into his poisoning.
Foreign Affairs Committee issues a statement demanding to immediately release Aleksei Navalny and investigate his poisoning
On Friday, 29 January, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted a statement On the detention of of Alexei Navalny, oppression and persecution of democratic opposition in the Russian Federation. In the Statement, MPs call for an immediate and unconditional release of Aleksei Navalny and an investigation into the poisoning.
Ināra Mūrniece: we cannot take the fruits of European and transatlantic cooperation for granted
We cannot take the fruits of European and transatlantic cooperation for granted. For this reason, we must participate in multilateral debates on the future of Europe. It is our responsibility. The Saeima, along with other national parliaments, is willing to actively participate in the Conference on the Future of Europe. People expect tangible results from European cooperation, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her speech at the annual foreign policy debate of the Saeima on Thursday, 28 January. 
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