Press releases

On Thursday, 16 June, the Saeima adopted amendments to several laws aimed at restricting employment of illegal immigrants.
On Thursday, 16 June, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties) in the final reading as urgent; the amendments reduced the ceiling for party expenses before an extraordinary election of the Saeima.
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.
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