Press releases

On the eve of the national celebration youths learn about the restoration of independence at the Saeima
On Wednesday, 16 November, in the Saeima in a cordial and emotional atmosphere youths learned about the history of Latvia’s rebirth – of how brave decisions led to the proclamation of our independence from the Soviet Union.
On 11 November, Lāčplēsis Day, we pay tribute to our national heroes – courageous Latvian soldiers who believed in the Latvian state so firmly that an overwhelming power was powerless before their living idea. That was a special generation that for the first time had a chance to win and defend freedom for its land with its own hands, passion, faith and love. Today we also pay homage to all the sons and daughters of Latvia who have fallen in various battles until the present day. They fulfilled their mission with a clear vision about a free and independent Latvia.
Medals awarded for contributing to Baltic cooperation
On Thursday, 10 November, Baltic Assembly (BA) medals for outstanding contributions in strengthening unity and supporting cooperation among the Baltic States were awarded in an official ceremony in the Saeima building.
On Thursday, 10 November, in the Saeima building there will be an official medal awarding ceremony of the Baltic Assembly (BA).
On Thursday, 27 October, Legal Affairs Committee of the Saeima unanimously supported the draft law which will revoke the provision of the Rules of Procedure of the Saeima on electing officials by secret ballot. The Committee arrived at this decision after getting acquainted with those draft laws whose consideration was initiated by the previous convocation and can be continued by the 11th Saeima.
On Thursday, 27 October, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, signed the book of condolence in the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Riga paying tribute to the memory of Bronislovas Lubys, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Latvian parliament once again approves Valdis Dombrovskis as the Prime Minister
On Tuesday, 25 October, the Saeima during its extraordinary plenary sitting with 57 votes for and 38 votes against once again approved Valdis Dombrovskis as the Prime Minister and gave a vote of confidence to his Cabinet of Ministers.
On Monday, 24 October, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, in her letter to Cemil Çiçek, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of the Republic of Turkey, expressed condolences regarding the devastating earthquake in the Van province that took lives of more than 200 people.
The 11th Saeima elects its Presidium
On Tuesday, 18 October, the 11th Saeima elected its Presidium by secret ballot.
Āboltiņa becomes the second Speaker in Latvia’s history who has been re-elected for a second term
On Tuesday, 18 October, Solvita Āboltiņa was elected as the Speaker of the 11th Saeima; thus she has become the second Speaker of the Saeima in the history of Latvia who has been re-elected as the Speaker after the election of a new parliament.
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