Press releases

On Tuesday, 10 May, the Education, Culture and Science Committee supported the idea to ensure places in kindergartens for all children who have reached 1.5 years of age.
Committee praises building of patrol vessels for National Armed Forces in Latvia
On Tuesday, 10 May, MPs from the Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee of the Saeima visited ship-building company AS Rīgas kuģu būvētava and concluded that building of brand-new patrol vessels for the National Armed Forces is a substantial contribution to our national economy. Not only it creates new jobs and income from taxes but also enables the local ship-building company to master unique technologies that can also be used for fulfilling orders from abroad.
Political responsibility regarding national development strategies highlighted at conference in the Saeima
On Friday, 29 April, the Saeima hosted a conference on the Optimal Mechanism for the Introduction and Monitoring of National Development Strategies. Its participants pointed out that national development strategies have to receive broad political support already at the drafting stage because so far lack of political responsibility has been the weakest link in implementing the plans.
Through experience to understanding! A call to participate in the Youth Parliament
On Tuesday, 26 April, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, together with representatives from pro-transparency NGO Delna and the Children’s Forum of Latvia, launched the Youth Parliament project. She pointed out that the parliament should be open to all ideas and all people, including youths, whose creative ideas will shape Latvia in the future.
Solvita Āboltiņa stresses the significance of the Latvia–U.S. strategic partnership
On Wednesday, 20 April, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, met with U.S. senators in the Latvian parliament. She noted that since the renewal of its independence, Latvia has been working to establish close contacts with the United States as a strategic partner that has significantly supported Latvia in achieving its major foreign policy goals. These relations should be further enhanced in various areas, including defence, economy and energy.
The Portrait Gallery project in the Saeima is concluded
On Friday, 15 April, the Saeima and the Janis Rozentāls Art High School concluded their cooperation project, the Portrait Gallery, as a part of which young artists were invited to draw portraits of MPs and sketches of situations during plenary sittings starting from the early March.
The Saeima adopts amendments to the state budget for 2011
On Thursday, 14 April, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading amendments to the state budget for 2011 and nine budget-related laws.
Solvita Āboltiņa: cultural ties and experience in overcoming the recession link Latvia and the Czech Republic
On Monday, 11 April, Solvita Āboltiņa, Speaker of the Saeima, and Miroslava Nĕmcová, Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, had a meeting in the Saeima followed by a press briefing during which Āboltiņa noted that close historical and cultural ties link Latvia and its trustworthy ally – the Czech Republic.
MPs and staff members of the Saeima take part in Blood Donor Day
On 7 April, World Health Day, the Saeima participated in Blood Donor Day during which 66 people donated their blood in the State Blood Donor Centre bus stationed by the main building of the Saeima.
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