Press releases

Saeima adopts a statement on the Armenian genocide committed during the Ottoman Empire
On Thursday, 6 May, the Saeima adopted a statement on the Armenian genocide committed during the Ottoman Empire, commemorating all victims of the Armenian genocide and paying tribute to the survivors.
Speaker of the Saeima: Freedom is like fire that must never be allowed to go out, we must take care of it ceaselessly
Freedom is like a fire that must never be allowed to go out, we must take care of it ceaselessly. On 4 May, we celebrate an occasion like no other. It is the day on which we regained freedom that we had been thirsting for so long. The day on which the dream cherished for decades by several generations of Latvians – to regain our independent state - came true, underlined Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Tuesday, 4 May, during her address at the ceremonial sitting of the Saeima in honour of the 31st anniversary of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia.
Saeima to allow catering services outdoors from 7 May
On Thursday, 29 April, the Saeima in the second and final reading supported urgent amendments to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection, inter alia, allowing catering services in outdoor spaces from 7 May, as long as the epidemiological safety requirements established by the Cabinet of Ministers are observed.
Saeima in the third reading supports changes in procedure for issuing broadcasting permits
On Thursday, April 29, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Electronic Media Law, stipulating the right for the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) when issuing a broadcasting authorisation, to evaluate the activity of electronic media during the term of the prior broadcasting authorisation, and where appropriate, to refuse broadcasting authorisation.
In solidarity with the Czech Republic, the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee calls for a strong EU and NATO response to the criminal activities of Russia's intelligence services
On Friday, 23 April, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted a statement on solidarity with the Czech Republic, in which it calls on the member states of the European Union (EU) and NATO to agree on coordinated action to respond strongly to the destructive actions of the Russian intelligence services against the interests and security of the EU and NATO member states and to take appropriate response measures.
Foreign Affairs Committee issues a statement condemning Russia's increased military presence near Ukraine's borders
On Wednesday, 21 April, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted a statement on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, condemning the significant Russian military build-up near the border between Russia and Ukraine and in the occupied Crimean peninsula, as well as the increased activity of armed militias in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk "people's republics," thus heightening security threats in the region.
Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima to Ukrainian MPs: our support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine is unwavering
On Friday, 16 April, in a remote meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima expressed their strong and unwavering support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. During the meeting, Latvian and Ukrainian MPs discussed the current situation in Ukraine and near its borders.
UK citizens granted extended term of residence in Latvia after Brexit
On Thursday, 15 April, the Saeima adopted in the final reading changes to the law extending the period of entry and residence in Latvia for the citizens of the United Kingdom following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit.
European Affairs Committee supports EU-wide Digital Green Certificate
On Wednesday, 14 April, members of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima met with Latvian MEPs to discuss and adopt the position prepared by the Ministry of Health regarding the Digital Green Certificate of the European Union (EU). The Certificate will facilitate safe, free movement within the EU during the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Piektdien, 14.maijā
09:00  Eiropas lietu komisijas sēde
10:00  Izglītības, kultūras un zinātnes komisijas sēde
13:00  Parlamentārās izmeklēšanas komisija, lai izmeklētu Latvijas valdības kļūdaino rīcību Covid-19 pandēmijas pārvarēšanas procesā, kā arī nosauktu to politisko amatpersonu vārdus, kuras izraisījušas neatgriezeniski negatīvas sekas Latvijai sēde