Press releases

Saeima adopts a Statement expressing its support to Ukraine until victory and honouring its defenders
In the light of the destruction and suffering as a result of Russia’s illegal, unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression against Ukraine, including the murder of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and acts of terrorism against civilian infrastructure, the Saeima adopted a Statement on Thursday, 22 February, honouring Ukrainian defenders and citizens for their courage and heroism and expressing support to Ukraine until its victory.
Appeal from the President, the Speaker of the Saeima, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Two years ago, on 24 February 2024, Russia unleashed a full-scale war of aggression against Ukraine. While Russia hoped to crush the Ukrainian state and nation within days, Ukraine has not only held out against the onslaughts of aggression, it has pushed the invaders out of a significant portion of its lands and continues to fight for its own freedom and ours.
Speaker Mieriņa in Finland: Our common goal – security in the Baltic region
Today, our common priority is security in the Baltic Sea region. We highly appreciate what we have already done together, and what Finland has done for our common security, said Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, on Friday, 16 February, meeting with the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Jussi Halla-Aho in Helsinki, Finland.
Saeima simplifies transition from one mortgage loan provider to another
It will be easier for citizens to refinance mortgages. A simplified transition to another lender was prescribed by the Saeima, on Thursday, 15 February, in the final reading of the amendments to three laws.
Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica: pressure must be placed on Russia at a global scale
“Right now it is extremely important to place pressure on Russia at a global scale. We need to be sure that our partners understand how Russia is continuing to wage war against civilians, children and the national identity of Ukrainians,” Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima and Head of the Latvian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), said at the international conference Russia’s War on Children.
The Saeima: Latvian national sports teams banned from playing against Russian and Belarusian teams
According to the amendments to the Sports Law adopted by the Saeima on Thursday, 1 February, Latvian national teams representing team sports will not be allowed to play against Russian and Belarusian national teams. The ban will also apply if athletes from these countries participate in competitions in neutral status.
Speaker of the Saeima in Washington D.C.: We must not underestimate our common adversary
We no longer have any illusions about Russia. The aggressor has adjusted its economy for a protracted war and spends more than a third of its budget on its military. We must not underestimate the adversary, Russia is constantly changing tactics in the battlefield and learning quickly. Western allies need to be aware that Russia will not stop at Ukraine unless we stop it. This was emphasised by the Speaker of the Saeima Daiga Mieriņa during her visit to Washington D.C. to meet U.S. legislators.
Speaker Mieriņa in Washington, D.C.: global security is rooted in a strong partnership between the U.S. and Europe
The United States have an indispensable role in the security of Europe. Today, global security is based on a strong partnership between the U.S. and Europe, stressed Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, meeting with Mike Johnson, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and other U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C.  Mieriņa is visiting the U.S. together with Lauri Hussar, Speaker of the Estonian Riigikogu, and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas. When meeting with the Baltic Speakers, Johnson reaffirmed the U.S. strategic partnership with the Baltic States. 
Saeima committee members and Verkhovna Rada representatives discuss the situation in Ukraine
On Wednesday, 31 January, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima held a joint meeting with Mariia Mezentseva and Olena Khomenko, parliamentarians representing the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, to deliberate on the current situation in Ukraine and the return of Ukrainian children kidnapped by Russia. 
Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica: all kidnapped Ukrainian children must return home, children's interests are the priority
The interests of children are the priority, and it is the task of us—the international community—to do everything in our power to ensure that every Ukrainian child kidnapped by Russia returns home safely to their family, asserted Zanda Kalniņa‑Lukaševica, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima and Head of the Latvian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), on Wednesday, 31 January, at the international conference "Kidnapped by Russia" held at the National Library of Latvia. 
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