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.
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.
MPs hold a debate on the country’s foreign policy (28.01.2011.)
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 (27.01.2011.)
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.
Speaker Āboltiņa: the Baltic States renewed their de iure status by joint efforts in fights for freedom and in diplomacy (26.01.2011.)
“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 (26.01.2011.)
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.
The Saeima to take part in Job Shadow Day (26.01.2011.)
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.
Address by Mrs. Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia, at the Academic Seminar to Commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the De Iure Recognition of Estonia (26.01.2011.)
Honourable President of Estonia,
Address by Mrs. Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, at the plenary sitting of the Saeima on 20 January 2011 in honour of participants of the Barricades of 1991 (20.01.2011.)
Honourable President of Latvia, Honourable members of the Saeima,Ministers,Excellencies,Participants of the Barricades, Ladies and gentlemen,
Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima: