Press releases

Āboltiņa meets with European Parliament President Buzek
On Monday, 4 April, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament (EP), prior to the annual Conference of European Union Parliament Speakers in Brussels.
Janis Reirs: Latvia is the most suitable site for constructing a liquefied natural gas terminal
On Friday, 1 April, during the meeting between members of the Latvian delegation to the Baltic Assembly (BA) and Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovkis, it was emphasised that the Baltic States have to make progress in common energy and infrastructure development projects; for example, they need to decide on the location of the proposed liquefied natural gas terminal and on implementing the Rail Baltic project.
MPs meet with the NATO Secretary General in Brussels
On Monday, 28 March, MPs from various committees of the Saeima met with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General, in NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, in order to discuss topical issues on the Alliance’s agenda.
Āboltiņa: We will always hold sacred the memory of those who died and suffered during repressions
On Friday, 25 March, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, participated at the wreath laying ceremony at the Monument of Freedom and gave her address to commemorate the victims of the communist genocide.
The group for interparliamentary relations with Japan is urging people to participate in the ecumenical memorial service for the land and people of Japan that will take place tomorrow night in the Dome Church.
Hillary Clinton thanks Ojārs Kalniņš for the visit to the U.S.
In a letter to Ojārs Kalniņš, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, thanks him for taking part in the visit of the Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the U.S. in February 2011.
On Wednesday, 23 March, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima began to work on amendments to the Citizenship Law and decided to form a subcommittee for drafting the new version of the Law. Today the Committee reviewed two draft laws submitted by parliamentary groups and a letter by the President of Latvia outlining his proposals for amendments to the Citizenship Law.
Latvia has to use the new opportunities to influence EU policy, said Āboltiņa during the meeting with Piebalgs
On Friday, 18 March, during the meeting with Andris Piebalgs, the EU Commissioner for Development, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, emphasised that our country has to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Latvia’s upcoming presidency of the EU and by the Treaty of Lisbon.
On Thursday, 17 March, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Advertising Law proposed by the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee; these amendments establishing uniform regulations for posting advertisements will come into effect in 2012.
Art school students launch the Portrait Gallery project in the Saeima
On Thursday, 10 March, the Saeima and the Janis Rozentāls Art High School began their cooperation project, the Portrait Gallery, which enables young artists to draw portraits of MPs and sketches of situations during plenary sittings.
Otrdien, 6.decembrī
10:00  Budžeta un finanšu (nodokļu) komisijas sēde
10:00  Juridiskās komisijas sēde
10:00  Izglītības, kultūras un zinātnes komisijas sēde
10:00  Aizsardzības, iekšlietu un korupcijas novēršanas komisijas sēde
10:00  Valsts pārvaldes un pašvaldības komisijas sēde
10:00  Tautsaimniecības, agrārās, vides un reģionālās politikas komisijas sēde
10:00  Sociālo un darba lietu komisijas sēde
12:00  Saeimas priekšsēdētāja V.E. Edvarda Smiltēna tikšanās ar Moldovas Republikas ārkārtējo un pilnvaroto vēstnieku Latvijas Republikā V.E. Andrian Roşa
13:00  Saeimas priekšsēdētāja V.E. Edvarda Smiltēna tikšanās ar Zviedrijas Karalistes ārkārtējo un pilnvaroto vēstnieci Latvijas Republikā V.E. Karin Höglund
13:00  Saeimas Ārlietu komisijas priekšsēdētāja Riharda Kola tikšanās ar Igaunijas Republikas ārkārtējo un pilnvaroto vēstnieku Latvijas Republikā V.E. Eerik Marmei