Press releases

MPs discuss priorities of EU presidency with Polish Ambassador
On Wednesday, 14 September, the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima met with Jerzy Marek Nowakowski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Latvia. During the meeting, MPs declared that Latvia supports the priorities of the Polish presidency of the European Union (EU) and hopes for progress in negotiations on issues that are critical to our country, namely, direct payments and Cohesion Policy.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of 11 September, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, sent a letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
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.
Pirmdien, 6.februārī
13:30  Saeimas Ārlietu komisijas sekretāres Irmas Kalniņas tikšanās ar Izraēlas Valsts ārkārtējo un pilnvaroto vēstnieci Latvijas Republikā V.E. Sharon Rappaport Palgi
13:50  Saeimas Prezidija sēde