Press releases

Āboltiņa: We will always hold sacred the memory of those who died and suffered during repressions
On Friday, 25 March, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, participated at the wreath laying ceremony at the Monument of Freedom and gave her address to commemorate the victims of the communist genocide.
The group for interparliamentary relations with Japan is urging people to participate in the ecumenical memorial service for the land and people of Japan that will take place tomorrow night in the Dome Church.
Hillary Clinton thanks Ojārs Kalniņš for the visit to the U.S.
In a letter to Ojārs Kalniņš, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, thanks him for taking part in the visit of the Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs to the U.S. in February 2011.
On Wednesday, 23 March, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima began to work on amendments to the Citizenship Law and decided to form a subcommittee for drafting the new version of the Law. Today the Committee reviewed two draft laws submitted by parliamentary groups and a letter by the President of Latvia outlining his proposals for amendments to the Citizenship Law.
Latvia has to use the new opportunities to influence EU policy, said Āboltiņa during the meeting with Piebalgs
On Friday, 18 March, during the meeting with Andris Piebalgs, the EU Commissioner for Development, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, emphasised that our country has to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Latvia’s upcoming presidency of the EU and by the Treaty of Lisbon.
On Thursday, 17 March, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Advertising Law proposed by the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee; these amendments establishing uniform regulations for posting advertisements will come into effect in 2012.
Art school students launch the Portrait Gallery project in the Saeima
On Thursday, 10 March, the Saeima and the Janis Rozentāls Art High School began their cooperation project, the Portrait Gallery, which enables young artists to draw portraits of MPs and sketches of situations during plenary sittings.
Imants Lieģis: Close cooperation between the EU and the NATO is needed for solving crisis in Libya
In order to put an end to bloody clashes between opposition forces and forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, closer cooperation between NATO and the European Union is needed, thinks Imants Lieģis, Chairman of the European Affairs Committee and Head of the Latvian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
Speaker and Swedish MP discuss the involvement of youths in politics
On 4 March, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Anton Abele, a Swedish MP of Latvian descent, and discussed how to encourage young people to become involved in public processes.
The Baltic Assembly (BA) invites submissions for the annual competition for the BA Prizes for Literature, the Arts and Science; these submissions should be sent by 1 June 2011.
Ceturtdien, 21.septembrī
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