Press releases

The Baltic Assembly Prize in Science to be awarded to Dr. Art. Arnolds Laimonis Klotiņš
On Friday, 6 October, having met at the Saeima, an international jury evaluated candidates for the Baltic Assembly (BA) Prize and decided to award this year's prize to Dr. Art. Arnolds Laimonis Klotiņš for his monographs “Music in Post-war Stalinism: Latvian Music Life and Creativity 1944–1953” and “Music in Exodus: Latvian Music Life and Creativity in Post-war Europe 1944–1951”.
Speaker of the Saeima in Vilnius: Not a single day or minute to lose in our support for Ukraine
We must not lose a single day or even a minute in hesitation to support Ukraine. As people of the Baltic States, we understand this well, and we are the advocates convincing our allies to take similar action. We must also send the message to our people that we are unwavering and tireless, said Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, on Friday, 6 October, to her Lithuanian colleagues during a working visit to the country’s capital Vilnius.
Reinforced criminal liability for illegal transfer of people across national border
On Thursday, 5 October, the Saeima passed in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Criminal Law, intensifying criminal liability for illegal moving of a person across the state border.
Speaker of the Saeima Daiga Mieriņa in Tallinn: Estonian could be the second foreign language in our border region
We aim to fortify cooperation with our Baltic neighbours in the border areas. As Russian will no longer be taught in Latvian schools, in the future, Estonian could potentially replace it as the second foreign language in the northern border regions of the country, while Latvian could be integrated into the Estonian school curriculum. This would not only reinforce the position of our national languages against other foreign languages, but also address the shortage of foreign language teachers, as stated by Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, during her official visit to Tallinn, Estonia, on Tuesday, 3 October.
Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica in Warsaw: transition to green energy is a security issue
On Tuesday, 3 October, at the annual Warsaw Security Forum in Poland, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, addressed the participants of the panel discussion "Europe's Energy Transition: Delivering Secure, Sustainable and Affordable Energy" and took part in several roundtable discussions.
Parliament Open Door Day attracts over 1300 visitors
On Friday, 29 September, the annual Open Door Day was held at the Saeima. This year's event was held to honour the centenary of the Saeima Rules of Procedure, allowing visitors to learn about the organisation of the legislature's work through the years. Over 1300 enthusiasts, predominantly school groups from across Latvia, visited the Parliament during this event.
Speaker Mieriņa in Saldus: Baltic Unity Day is a testament to Latvian–Lithuanian unity
"It is a great pleasure for me to be in Saldus today and to celebrate the unity of the Baltic nations together with our Lithuanian friends, brothers, and sisters," said Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, addressing the participants of the Baltic Unity Day ceremony in Saldus on Saturday, 23 September.
Daiga Mieriņa elected the Speaker of the Saeima
On Wednesday, 20 September, the 14th Saeima elected Daiga Mieriņa as the Speaker of the Saeima.
Saeima approves Evika Siliņa’s government
On Friday, 15 September, the Saeima during its extraordinary sitting with 53 votes for and 39 votes against gave a vote of confidence to Evika Siliņa and her Cabinet of Ministers.  
In Paris, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica presents the Riga Principles to ensure that Russia does not escape punishment
"Latvia will continue its relentless work during and after its Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to achieve full justice and hold Russia accountable for the crimes committed in Ukraine", said Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima and Head of the Latvian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), at a meeting of the PACE Bureau in Paris on Thursday, 14 September.
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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
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10:10  Ārlietu komisijas sēde
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12:00  Mandātu, ētikas un iesniegumu komisijas sēde
12:00  Pilsonības, migrācijas un sabiedrības saliedētības komisijas sēde
12:00  Ilgtspējīgas attīstības komisijas sēde
13:00  Saeimas Eiropas lietu komisijas deputātu tikšanās ar Francijas Republikas ārējās tirdzniecības, frankofonijas un Francijas valstspiederīgo ārzemēs ministru Franck Riester
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15:30  Cilvēktiesību un sabiedrisko lietu komisijas Mediju politikas apakškomisijas un Cilvēktiesību un sabiedrisko lietu komisijas Latgales apakškomisijas kopsēde