Press releases

Solvita Āboltiņa: We have all the prerequisites for establishing strong economic ties with Turkey
On Friday, 3 February, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, and Mehmet Ali Şahin, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey, had a meeting followed by a press briefing during which Āboltiņa noted that Turkey is Latvia’s strategic partner with whom we have to promote close economic cooperation.
Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, has set goals and tasks for the Public Council on Electing the President in order to ensure that the election of the president of Latvia is more open and democratic. 
The parliament’s Visitor Centre has been open to guests for two years
At the end of this January, two years will have passed since the Saeima established its Visitor and Information Centre. After the Centre was opened, the number of people visiting the parliament has increased considerably.
MPs hold a debate on the country’s foreign policy
On Thursday, January 27, during a regular plenary sitting, the Saeima held a debate on foreign policy and EU matters.
Speaker Solvita Āboltiņa discusses cooperation among the Baltic States with the President of Estonia
On Wednesday, 26 January, on her official visit to the Republic of Estonia, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, had a meeting with Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, during which she emphasised the role of the close historical ties and future cooperation between Latvia and Estonia.
“We should bear in mind that the Baltic States renewed their de iure status by joint efforts in fights for freedom and in diplomacy,” said Speaker Solvita Āboltiņa in her address at the academic seminar to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the de iure recognition of Estonia held in Tallinn (Estonia).
Speaker Āboltiņa: the Baltic Assembly is a forum for pragmatically advancing our national interests
During her official visit to the Republic of Estonia, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met Ene Ergma, Speaker of the Estonian parliament, and emphasized that the unity of the Baltic States is still important and that we have to use the political and economic potential of our cooperation pragmatically.
This year the Saeima will once again participate in Job Shadow Day. Schoolchildren are invited to shadow MPs and staff members on 16 February in order to observe firsthand the routine work of the parliament and thus to become acquainted with the skills and knowledge they will need in the future.
Honourable President of Latvia, Honourable members of the Saeima,Ministers,Excellencies,Participants of the Barricades,  Ladies and gentlemen,
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