Press releases

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.
Tax relief for donations to museums
On Thursday, March 25, the Saeima in the final reading adopted amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Law, introducing tax relief for donations to museums.
Electric scooters to be regulated; allowed from the age of 14
On Thursday, March 25, the Saeima in the final reading adopted amendments to the Road Traffic Law incorporating regulation of electric scooters, as well as providing for other changes.
Saeima supports amendments to maintain restrictions after the end of the state of emergency
On Thursday, 25 March, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection, so that even after the state of emergency ends there is a legal framework protecting the public from the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Ināra Mūrniece to the newly appointed Estonian Speaker: close and active dialogue between our countries is ongoing even during the pandemic
“Cooperation and dialogue between our countries is close and active even during the pandemic,” said Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece on Friday, 19 March, upon remotely meeting and congratulating Jüri Ratas, the new Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, elected the day before.
Vita Anda Tērauda: we support closer cooperation of member states concerning the accessibility and manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines
We support closer cooperation at the European Union (EU) level to ensure vaccine accessibility, timely delivery to member states, and increased manufacturing capacity. It is also crucial to ensure that vaccines effective against the new variants of Covid-19 are delivered under the concluded agreements, highlighted the Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima on Friday, 19 March, following a meeting wherein MPs discussed the position of Latvia for the upcoming emergency European Council meeting.
Saeima adopts several relief measures to help entrepreneurs overcome the COVID-19 crisis
On Thursday, 18 March, the Saeima adopted in the final reading urgent law amendments introducing a number of relief measures to help entrepreneurs overcome the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saeima adopts Law on Residential Tenancy
On Wednesday, 17 March, the Saeima adopted in the final reading a new Law on Residential Tenancy. A new law was necessary to improve the existing regulatory framework, provide a balanced amount of obligations and rights for tenants and landlords, and resolve other issues related to tenancy rights.
Speaker Mūrniece to her Lithuanian counterpart: We need to continue the infrastructure projects important for the Baltic region at full speed
“Latvia and Lithuania must continue the synchronisation of the electricity networks of the Baltic States and the Rail Baltica project at full speed. Our parliaments also have an important role to play in facilitating the implementation of infrastructure projects that are crucial for the region," emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Monday, March 1, during the meeting with Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.
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.
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