Press releases

Solvita Āboltiņa: Our duty is to remember tragic deportations
On Tuesday, 14 June, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, took part in the opening of the conference Remembering 14 June 1941. In her address, Āboltiņa pointed out: “Our duty is to never forget those tragic events in the lives of our people and to recall the injustice that was done to them.”
On Thursday, 9 June, the Saeima supported the draft of the new Renewable Energy Law in the first reading.
On Thursday, 9 June, the Saeima ratified the Agreement between Latvia and Russia on Preventing Double Taxation and Tax Evasion in Regard to Income and Capital Tax by supporting the relevant draft law in the final reading. According to the agreement, Latvian businesses operating in Russia will henceforth be guaranteed a stable taxation regime which will not be affected by changes in Russian taxation policy, while businesses operating in the international transport sphere will not have to pay income tax in Russia.
On Thursday, June 9, the Saeima in the second and final reading adopted the draft law on ratification of the agreement on accommodation of the Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Regulators (BEREC) in Riga.
Economic Committee discusses regulations for identifying actual beneficiaries
On Wednesday, 8 June, the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee discussed introducing legal provisions for identifying actual beneficiaries.
On Wednesday, 8 June, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee supported the Draft Law on the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, to be considered in the first reading. The Committee indicated that the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea will increase the competitiveness of Latvian entrepreneurs in this Asian country because it will eliminate the large customs duties.
Youth Parliament adopts declarations on participation
On Friday, 3 June, members of the Youth Parliament adopted four declarations of participation in the further development of Latvia stressing the role of young people and the importance of their participation in the legislative process.
Saeima elects Andris Bērziņš as the President of State
On Thursday, 2 June, Andris Bērziņš was elected as the President of State.
Speaker calls on MPs to give up recess and continue working until referendum
On 31 May, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, addressed a letter to chairpersons of committees and parliamentary groups urging the Council of Parliamentary Groups to adopt a decision to continue the work of the Saeima without recess until 23 July, when the referendum on the dissolution of the Saeima will be held.
Legal Affairs Committee supports the idea of discontinuing the printed version of the official newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis
On Tuesday, 31 May, the Legal Affairs Committee conceptually supported the new Law on Official Publications, thereby discontinuing the publication of a printed version of the official newspaper Latvijas Vēstnesis.
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