Press releases

During meeting with President of the Bundestag, Āboltiņa stresses active cooperation of both countries
On Tuesday, 24 May, during her working visit to Berlin, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Norbert Lammert, President of the Bundestag, and declared that the relations between Latvia and Germany are active and dynamic on all levels and that Latvia is interested in continuing their close cooperation.
Solvita Āboltiņa: The only way to bring about change in Latvia is to work together
On Monday, 16 May, representatives of the parliament and the non-governmental sector discussed national strategic development at the forum Stability, Partnership, Development. At the conclusion of the forum, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, pointed out that sustainable development of the state is possible if politicians, entrepreneurs and society work together.
On Monday, 16 May, the Saeima forum on Stability, Partnership, Development will bring together representatives of the parliament and non-governmental organisations to discuss the strategic development of our state. 
On the Night of Museums the main building of the Saeima will be open for visitors
On Saturday, 14 May, when the Night of Museums events take place in Latvia, anyone interested will have a chance to visit the Saeima as well. Visitors will have an opportunity to view the interior of the main building of the Saeima, attend several exhibitions dedicated to the Saeima’s cooperation with parliaments of neighbouring countries and vote for one of the proposed logo designs for the 21 August celebrations.
On the Night of Museums on 14 May, all visitors of the main building of the Saeima will have a chance to vote for one of the five proposed logo designs for the 21 August celebrations. The logos designed by children and young people can be viewed on the website www.21augusts.lv devoted to the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitutional Law on the Statehood of the Republic of Latvia.
Speakers of the Saeima and the Riksdag discuss interparliamentary cooperation
On Tuesday, 10 May, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Per Westerberg, Speaker of the Riksdag, in Stockholm and expressed her opinion that during last 20 years bilateral relations between Latvia and Sweden have been very active because both countries have had close cooperation in international politics, education, culture and economics.
On Tuesday, 10 May, the Education, Culture and Science Committee supported the idea to ensure places in kindergartens for all children who have reached 1.5 years of age.
Committee praises building of patrol vessels for National Armed Forces in Latvia
On Tuesday, 10 May, MPs from the Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee of the Saeima visited ship-building company AS Rīgas kuģu būvētava and concluded that building of brand-new patrol vessels for the National Armed Forces is a substantial contribution to our national economy. Not only it creates new jobs and income from taxes but also enables the local ship-building company to master unique technologies that can also be used for fulfilling orders from abroad.
Political responsibility regarding national development strategies highlighted at conference in the Saeima
On Friday, 29 April, the Saeima hosted a conference on the Optimal Mechanism for the Introduction and Monitoring of National Development Strategies. Its participants pointed out that national development strategies have to receive broad political support already at the drafting stage because so far lack of political responsibility has been the weakest link in implementing the plans.
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