Press releases

Parliament to convene in celebration of the Saeima centenary
One hundred years ago, on 7 November 1922, at 12:00, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia convened for its first sitting at the building in Jēkaba iela. With the convening of the 1st Saeima, Satversme–the fundamental law of the state of Latvia–came into force. In honour of these events, on Monday, 7 November, at 12:00, the 14th Saeima will convene for a ceremonial sitting, at which Edvards Smiltēns, Speaker of the Saeima, will deliver a speech.
14th Saeima elects its Presidium
On Tuesday, 1 November, the 14th convocation of the Saeima elected its Presidium in an open procedure with ballot papers.
Edvards Smiltēns elected as Speaker of the Saeima
On Tuesday, 1 November, the 14th Saeima elected Edvards Smiltēns as the Speaker of the Saeima.
14th Saeima approves mandates of its members
On Tuesday, 1 November, the 14th convocation of the Saeima held its first sitting during which it approved the mandates of 99 MPs after they had given a solemn oath of office.
14th Saeima convenes for its first sitting on 1 November
On Thursday, 1 November, at 10:00, the 14th Saeima will convene for its first sitting.
Winners of photo contest “Freedom. Independence. Democracy” announced
The youth photo contest “Freedom. Independence. Democracy” has concluded, and the 12 best photos have been announced.
Baltic Assembly awards its Prize for Science to Latvian scientists Gustavs Strenga, Andris Levāns, Renāte Berga, Laura Kreigere-Liepiņa
Latvian scientists Gustavs Strengs, Andris Levāns, Renāte Berga, and Laura Kreigere-Liepiņa were awarded the Baltic Assembly (BA) Prize for Science at a ceremony on Friday, 28 October. The prize was awarded for the collective monograph "Catalogue of the Riga Jesuit College Book Collection (1583­–1621): history and reconstruction of the collection."
Speaker Mūrniece: what happened during the 50 years of occupation in the Baltics cannot repeat in Ukraine
“The Baltic people still remember the Soviet occupation of 1940, the lies and humiliations, the struggles of the national resistance movements, the Soviet repressions, and the marginalisation of Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians under the Soviet occupying regime. We understand our Ukrainian brothers, and we are doing and will continue to do everything within our power to protect the path of development chosen by the Ukrainian people towards decent life based in European values. What happened during the 50 years of occupation in the Baltics cannot repeat in Ukraine,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, while opening the 41st Session of the Baltic Assembly on 28 October.
Baltic parliamentarians in Riga agree on cooperation priorities for 2023
Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian parliamentarians agreed on cooperation priorities for 2023 during the 41st Session of the Baltic Assembly (BA), which took place in the Saeima building on 28 October. Safe and resilient Baltic States were defined as the first priority, followed by Baltic cooperation through unity, solidarity and support, as well as sustainable development of the Baltic States.
Jānis Vucāns: defence and security cooperation a fundamental  priority for the Baltic States
“No area of Baltic cooperation can be discussed without considering the context caused by the invasion of Russian military forces in Ukraine. Security and defence cooperation was an important priority on the Baltic Assembly agenda even before the war, but it has become fundamentally important in these new circumstances, also adding coordinated support for Ukraine,” said Jānis Vucāns, President of the Baltic Assembly (BA) and Head of its Latvian Delegation, on 28 October.
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