Press releases

Ten more buses donated by Riga to operate in Kyiv
Ten more buses donated by the Riga Municipality have arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine, and on Friday, 13 January, in the presence of a delegation led by Edvards Smiltēns, Speaker of the Saeima, they were officially handed over to the Kyiv Municipality. The buses also brought to Kyiv around 50 tonnes of humanitarian aid donated by the people of Latvia.
Edvards Smiltēns in the Ukrainian Parliament: Closing the gateway to hell in Ukraine is the duty of the entire civilised world
“With your heroism, you have achieved the impossible — a real awakening! Both on the battlefields and by transmitting such a powerful push of courage and determination that it has reached every corner of the free world, touching the hearts of billions of people. It has cleared the mist of illusions and created an unprecedented rise of solidarity and cooperation, and urged our nations to remember and appreciate what matters most — our freedom, independence, and democracy," said Speaker of the Saeima, Edvards Smiltēns, on Thursday, 12 January, addressing Ukrainian parliamentarians of the Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv.
Gifts from Saeima Christmas charity campaign on the way to children in Ukrainian rehabilitation centre
On Thursday, December 22, a Christmas workshop was opened near the building of the Saeima, where everyone was invited to participate in sending jolly greetings to children in Ukraine.
Receipt lottery organised by the State Revenue Service concludes in 2022
On Thursday, 22 December, the Saeima adopted a law concluding the receipt lottery organised by the State Revenue Service.
Saeima supports option to extend pre-established disability group for application processing period
On Thursday, 22 December, the Saeima adopted in the final reading an urgent law, introducing the right of the State Medical Commission for the Assessment of Health Condition and Working Ability (hereinafter – SMC) to extend an individual’s pre-established disability group for the application processing period.
Edvards Smiltēns in Warsaw: Rail Baltica is also a security project of strategic importance
From today’s point of view, the railroad project Rail Baltica is no longer just a convenient passenger link with Western Europe. Its strategic importance is increasing from a security perspective, as an artery for transporting military cargo in case of need, noted Edvards Smiltēns, Speaker of the Saeima, during his visit to Warsaw, capital of Poland, where he underlined the need for the Baltic states and Poland to develop joint infrastructure projects of strategic importance.
Edvards Smiltēns in Poland: just like a century ago, our soldiers are defending common values
One hundred years ago, Polish and Latvian soldiers fought the Red Army side by side to free the Latgale region and defend the newly established Latvian state. Today we are close allies and strategic partners, standing guard over the values that laid the foundation of our countries, noted Edvards Smiltēns, Speaker of the Saeima, in Warsaw, during a meeting with Elżbieta Witek, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland. A delegation led by the Speaker of the Saeima is currently on an official visit to Poland.
Saeima gives a vote of confidence to government formed by Krišjānis Kariņš
In an extraordinary sitting on Thursday, 14 December, the Saeima gave a vote of confidence to the Cabinet of Ministers formed by Krišjānis Kariņš. Fifty-four MPs voted in favour of the new government, while thirty-seven voted against.
Support for Ukrainian people fleeing war extended until July next year
According to the amendments to the Law on Assistance to Ukrainian Civilians adopted in the second and final reading by the Saeima on Thursday, 8 December, support for Ukrainian people fleeing the war will be extended to 30 June 2023.
Saeima issues statement urging to prosecute perpetrators of international crimes in Ukraine
On Thursday, 8 December, the Saeima adopted a statement On Russia’s international crimes in Ukraine and the prosecution of those responsible. The Statement strongly supports the investigation launched by the International Criminal Court with a view to identifying and prosecuting those who have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity on Ukrainian territory.
Ceturtdien, 7.decembrī
09:00  Saeimas 2023.gada 7.decembra ārkārtas sēde
10:00  Ziemassvētku rotājumu darbnīca
10:30  Budžeta un finanšu (nodokļu) komisijas sēde