Press releases

Uniform regulations for campaigning before the Saeima, the European Parliament and local government elections
On Thursday, 29 November, the Saeima adopted in the final reading a new Law on Election Campaigning which incorporates procedures that until now were set forth in several different laws; the new Law also establishes the procedure for campaigning before the Saeima, the European Parliament and local government elections and supervision thereof.
Saeima adopts new provisions on legal capacity
On Thursday, 29 November, the Saeima in the third and final reading adopted extensive amendments to the Civil Law and related laws, thereby establishing new provisions  on legal capacity that conform to international law and preventing non-compliance of the Civil Law with the Constitution and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
On Thursday, 29 November, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties), thus setting forth that as of next year political organisation (party) member’s total contributions in the form of admission fees, membership fees and gifts (donations) to one political organisation (party) may not exceed 50 minimum monthly salaries during a calendar year instead of the current limitation of 100 salaries.
New vehicles will have to undergo technical inspection within two years after their registration
On Thursday, 29 November, the Saeima in the third and final reading adopted amendments to the Road Traffic Law which envisage that the new vehicles will have to undergo their first technical inspection within two years after their registration.
Āboltiņa: Throughout the history, relations between Latvia and Poland have been based on mutual support and solidarity
“Since the renewal of independence and restoration of democracy, mutual support and solidarity have characterised the relations between Latvia and Poland. We have stood shoulder to shoulder in our attempts to regain our rightful place in the European and transatlantic family of nations,” said Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, on Friday, 23 November, during her meeting with Bronisław Komorowski, President of the Republic of Poland, who visited the Saeima during his state visit to Latvia.
Raimonds Vējonis in Brussels: The Baltic States are united in their efforts to prevent unfair treatment of their farmers
“This is the moment when we – the Baltic States – have to be - and I proudly declare that we are - united in our position, namely, the need to jointly prevent continuation of the unfair EU policy concerning direct payments to farmers”, stressed Raimonds Vējonis, Head of the Latvian delegation to the Baltic Assembly.
Saeima committee: Contributions made by party members should not exceed 50 minimum monthly salaries
On Tuesday, 20 November, the Public Administration and Local Government Committee of the Saeima approved amendments to the Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties) to be considered in the final reading. They set forth that a political organisation (party) member’s total contributions in the form of admission fees, membership fees and gifts (donations) to one political organisation (party) may not exceed 50 minimum monthly salaries over a calendar year instead of the current limitation of 100 salaries.
Greetings from Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, to the people of Latvia on 18 November
During these days in November we celebrate the 94th anniversary of the independent Latvia. Born in our dreams, founded, cherished deep within our hearts, renewed and free – this is our Latvia.
Speaker Solvita Āboltiņa: 18 November takes us home to our people and state
“My people are my home, said Latvian poet Andrejs Eglītis. Searches, doubts and a never-ending way always take us home – back to our people, back to our state. 18 November is a day for returning, a day when doubts are put aside, searches slow down, and we realise that we belong to Latvia,” said Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, when addressing MPs and guests of the Saeima at the ceremonial Saeima sitting dedicated to the Day of Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia.
Honourable President of Latvia,Honourable Prime Minister,Honourable members of the Saeima,Ministers,Excellencies,Ladies and gentlemen,
Sestdien, 24.februārī