Press releases

Saeima sets criminal liability for unlawful financing of political parties
On Thursday, 8 September, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Criminal Law that impose criminal liability for unlawful financing of political parties.
On Wednesday, 7 September, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, in her letter to Boris Gryzlov, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, expressed condolences regarding the tragic airline crash in Yaroslavl, which took the lives of the players of the Continental Hockey League team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.
On Monday, 5 September, chairmen of the parliamentary European affairs committees of the Baltic States and Poland held a conference in Lithuania at which they adopted a final document calling on the EU to provide adequate cohesion funds to the less developed EU member states. This call was included in the final document at the request of Imants Lieģis, Chairman of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima.
Speaker Āboltiņa and Prime Minister of Montenegro discuss the significance of interparliamentary cooperation in EU and NATO integration
On Wednesday, 31 August, when Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Igor Lukšić, Prime Minister of Montenegro, she stressed the significant role of parliamentary support by partner countries in Latvia’s accession to the European Union and NATO; therefore it is necessary to facilitate interparliamentary cooperation between Latvia and Montenegro.
A total of 2,399 visitors tour the main building of the Saeima on 21 August
On 21 August, when the 20th anniversary of the de facto restoration of Latvia’s independence was celebrated, the Saeima opened its doors to visitors, and 2,399 persons took advantage of the opportunity to see the main building of the Saeima, its interior, the Plenary Chamber, representation rooms and exhibitions devoted to the anniversary.
Āboltiņa: 21 August 1991 marked Latvia’s complete return to the family of Western states
 On Sunday, 21 August, at the opening of the ceremonial concert that was devoted to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitutional Law On the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia and that was held at the Latvian National Theatre, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, emphasized that with the historic decision which restored Latvia’s independence Latvia 20 years ago, Latvia once again became an internationally recognised state and returned to its historical place – the family of Western democratic states. 
Speakers of parliaments and former Supreme Council members plant trees in Jēkaba Square to commemorate 21 August
On 21 August, the 20th anniversary of the de facto restoration of independence of Latvia, the speakers of the Baltic and Nordic countries’ parliaments, along with members of the Supreme Council who voted in favour of restoring Latvia’s independence twenty years ago, were planting new trees in Jēkaba Square by the main Saeima building.
Ecumenical service and ceremonial laying of flowers in honour of the anniversary of the restoration of Latvia’s independence
Commemorative events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Latvia’s independence on 21 August 1991 began today with an ecumenical service in the Dome Church and the ceremonial laying of flowers at the Freedom Monument.
Speakers of parliaments and former Supreme Council members to plant trees in Jēkaba Square to commemorate 21 August
On 21 August, the 20th anniversary of the de facto restoration of independence of Latvia, the speakers of the Baltic and Nordic countries’ parliaments, along with members of the Supreme Council who voted in favour of restoring Latvia’s independence twenty years ago, will plant new trees in Jēkaba Square by the main Saeima building.
On 21 August 2011, at 15:00 a classical music concert organised by the Saeima and devoted to the anniversary of restoration of Latvia’s independence will begin at the Latvian National Theatre.
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