Press releases

Economic Committee discusses regulations for identifying actual beneficiaries
On Wednesday, 8 June, the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee discussed introducing legal provisions for identifying actual beneficiaries.
On Wednesday, 8 June, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee supported the Draft Law on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, to be considered in the first reading. The Committee indicated that the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea will increase the competitiveness of Latvian entrepreneurs in this Asian country because it will eliminate the large customs duties.
Youth Parliament adopts declarations on participation
On Friday, 3 June, members of the Youth Parliament adopted four declarations of participation in the further development of Latvia stressing the role of young people and the importance of their participation in the legislative process.
Saeima elects Andris Bērziņš as the President of State
On Thursday, 2 June, Andris Bērziņš was elected as the President of State.
Speaker calls on MPs to give up recess and continue working until referendum
On 31 May, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, addressed a letter to chairpersons of committees and parliamentary groups urging the Council of Parliamentary Groups to adopt a decision to continue the work of the Saeima without recess until 23 July, when the referendum on the dissolution of the Saeima will be held.
Legal Affairs Committee supports the idea of discontinuing the printed version of the official newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis
On Tuesday, 31 May, the Legal Affairs Committee conceptually supported the new Law on Official Publications, thereby discontinuing the publication of a printed version of the official newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis.
MPs meet with the Baltic Defence College students
On Wednesday, 25 May, members of the Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee met with students and lecturers from the course on Joint Command and General Staff at the Baltic Defence College to talk about current security policy issues, as well as parliamentary oversight of the defence area and armed forces.
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. 
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