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Speakers of parliaments and former Supreme Council members to 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, will plant new trees in Jēkaba Square by the main Saeima building.
On 21 August 2011, at 15:00 a classical music concert organised by the Saeima and devoted to the anniversary of restoration of Latvia’s independence will begin at the Latvian National Theatre.
Participants of the 21 August logo contest invited to visit the Saeima
On Friday, 12 August children and young people who participated in the logo contest for the celebrations of 21 August will visit the Saeima.
On 21 August, several events will be held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the de facto restoration of the independence of our state.
On Sunday, 6 August, Speaker Solvita Āboltiņa sent a letter of condolence to John Boehner, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, in relation to the helicopter crash in Afghanistan that took the lives of 38 persons, mainly the troops of the U.S. special forces.
On Thursday, 4 August, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to several laws aimed at improving the protection of a child’s interests by facilitating a speedy return to his or her place of permanent residence after the child has been illegally relocated and by improving the execution of decisions taken in relevant cases in Latvia.
On Thursday, 4 August, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to several laws aimed at improving the protection of a child’s interests by facilitating a speedy return to his or her place of permanent residence after the child has been illegally relocated and by improving the execution of decisions taken in relevant cases in Latvia.
On Thursday, 28 July, the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted the national position emphasising the need to increase by 20 percent the amount of cohesion funding available to Latvia in the next multi-annual financial framework of the European Union. MPs supported this supplement to Latvia’s initial national position, which has been approved by the government, regarding the multi-annual budget framework of the European Union for 2014–2020 that will be discussed at the informal meeting of ministers and secretaries of state for European affairs held on 28 – 29 July in Sopot (Poland).
On 21 August, when the 20th anniversary of the actual restoration of independence of our country will be celebrated, the main building of the Saeima will be open to the public from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Residents and guests of Riga will have an opportunity to see several exhibitions and the historically impressive interior.
On Friday, 22 July, Speaker Solvita Āboltiņa sent a letter of condolence to Dag Terje Andersen, Speaker of the Norwegian parliament, in relation to the devastating explosion in Oslo that took the lives of several people. 
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