From 11 to 12 January, Mrs.Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, will go to Lithuania on an official visit. In Vilnius, she will meet with Lithuania’s top officials and participate in events commemorating the Barricades of 1991. This will be the Speaker’s first visit abroad.
On Sunday, 9 January, Mrs.Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, sent a letter to Mr.John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, offering her condolences in regard to the Arizona shooting.
On Monday, 20 December, at the extraordinary plenary sitting the Saeima adopted in the final reading the state budget for 2011. The budget was adopted with 54 MPs voting for, 38 voting against, and one abstaining.
Christmas is a season of peace, love and serene joyfulness. It has a special magic – while nature sinks into darkness, we are able to find light within ourselves. We light candles and prepare gifts for our loved ones. We know that it does not take much to make the holiday season a lot brighter.
On Thursday, 16 December, gingerbread biscuits were iced, and Christmas-tree decorations, as well as other gifts for children, were made at the creative Christmas workshop located by the main building of the Saeima. Speaker Solvita Āboltiņa, MPs, families with children and staff members of the Saeima were involved in the workshop.
On Thursday, 16 December, Mrs. Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, in addressing MPs at the plenary sitting, expressed her gratitude to the parliament of Iceland for the Parliamentary Resolution on Support for the Baltic States’ Strife for Independence, which was adopted twenty years ago.