Press releases

A conference devoted to citizenship issues in Latvia – Latvian Citizenship in the 21st Century – will be held in Riga on 2 March and will gather high-level local and foreign experts on citizenship issues, as well as members of academia.
On Wednesday, 29 February, the Saeima’s football team will have a friendship game against the combined team of the Ukrainian and Polish Embassies in Latvia.
On Friday, 24 February, when approving Latvia’s national position for negotiations on the EU’s Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014 – 2020, members of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima indicated that although the first – explanatory – phase of the EU’s new Multiannual Financial Framework negotiations has ended, Latvia will have to continue providing reasoned justification for its interests regarding Cohesion Policy funding and direct payments to farmers.
The Saeima has added a new item to its collection of informative materials aimed at increasing the accessibility of the parliament and giving everyone a chance to learn about various aspects of work of the Saeima. The Saeima website www.saeima.lv now offers a presentation about the adoption of laws. The presentation will also be sent to schools, encouraging them to use it as a teaching tool for explaining the work of the parliament.
Members of the Saeima stress the need to reform EU’s agricultural policy
On Wednesday, 22 February, while meeting with Sandra Kalniete and James Nicholson, members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee, and discussing how to reform the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (EU), members of the Saeima stressed the need to find a more equitable way of distributing EU’s agricultural funds starting in 2014.
This year the Saeima is one of the most popular hosts of shadows
Students show a great interest in the opportunity to learn about the professional life of MPs and staff members of the Saeima. On Wednesday, 15 February, the Saeima hosted 280 shadows and thus became one of the most popular hosts of shadows in the state.
Speaker of the Saeima opens Latvia’s Embassy in Georgia
On Monday, 13 February, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, during her official visit to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, in an official ceremony opened the new building of the Latvian Embassy. Renovated premises, which are more customer-friendly, will ensure that the increasingly growing demand for Latvian visas is met.
On Monday, 13 February, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, during her official visit to the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, in an official ceremony opened the new building of the Latvian Embassy. Renovated premises, which are more customer-friendly, will ensure that the increasingly growing demand for Latvian visas is met.
Ojārs Kalniņš, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima, applauds the decision of Daniels Pavļuts, Minister for Economics, to suspend consideration of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) in the Saeima. The Chairman emphasised that comprehensive discussions have to be conducted before ACTA is ratified.
Kalniņa-Lukaševica: The new fiscal discipline treaty is a crucial step in restoring EU’s competitiveness
The European Union’s (EU) fiscal discipline treaty is a crucial step on the road to ensuring economic development in the EU and its global competitiveness. This was a key-point stressed by Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Chairperson of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima, during the debate on the Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance in the Economic and Monetary Union: Content and Significance, which took place on Friday, 10 February.
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