Press releases

On Thursday, 28 October, the last plenary sitting of the 9th Saeima was held. 
Riga, 22 October 2010, the Saeima buildingHonourable President of the Baltic Assembly,Esteemed President of the Riigikogu, Esteemed Speaker of the Seimas, Esteemed members of the Baltic Council of Ministers, Esteemed members of the Baltic Assembly, Ladies and gentlemen, 
On 22 October 2010 the 29th Session of the Baltic Assembly was held in the parliament of the Republic of Latvia. Mrs. Ērika Zommere, President of the Baltic Assembly, Mr. Gundars Daudze, Speaker of the Saeima, Mrs. Ene Ergma, President of the Estonian parliament, and Mrs. Irena Degutienė, Speaker of the Lithuanian parliament, addressed the audience at the opening of the Session, which was held in the Plenary Chamber.
At the Baltic Assembly Session held on Friday, 22 October, the Chairperson of the BA Social Affairs Committee, Silva Bendrāte, emphasised that the Baltic States need closer integration in several health care areas, and that can be achieved by implementing specific joint cross-border projects.
On 22 October the Baltic Assembly in its 29th Session adopted a Resolution stating that governments of the Baltic States should intensify coordination of taxation policy and entrepreneurship-related regulations in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, for instance, to develop similar tax systems in all three countries. 
Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian parliamentarians and government representatives note with satisfaction the signs of economic stabilisation in the Baltic States and urge consistent strengthening of cooperation of the Baltic States in the area of economy and finance. Such an opinion was voiced in the Joint Statement of the Baltic Council which was officially signed on Friday, 22 October, at the Saeima. 
On 22 October 2010 the press conference of the 29th Session of the Baltic Assembly took place in the Saeima building. The press conference was attended by Mrs. Ērika Zommere, President of the Baltic Assembly, Mr. Trivimi Velliste, Chairman of the Estonian delegation, Mr. Paulius Saudargas, Chairman of the Lithuanian delegation, as well as Mr. Aivis Ronis, Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Urmas Paet, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Egidijus Meilūnas, Lithuanian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.
On Thursday, 21 October, the official ceremony for awarding commemorative medals of the Baltic Assembly (BA) will take place as part of the 29th Session of the Baltic Assembly. 
On 21 – 22 October, the 29th Session of the Baltic Assembly (BA) will be held in the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia. During the Session, parliamentarians will discuss joint health-care projects and challenges to public safety. Furthermore, as part of the Session the BA prizes for literature, the arts, and science, as well as the BA medals for contributions in strengthening the unity of the Baltic States, will be awarded.
On Friday, 22 October, the annual Baltic Assembly (BA) Prizes for Literature, the Arts and Science were awarded. The Prize for Science was awarded to academician Jānis Stradiņš (Latvia), the Prize for the Arts to artist and sculptor Antanas Žukauskas (Lithuania), and the Prize for Literature to poet and prose writer Ene Mihkelson (Estonia). The Prizes were awarded  in Riga as part of the 29th Session of the Baltic Assembly. 
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