Press releases

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.
Transatlantic Forum session in Washington, D.C. honours the memory of the parliamentarian Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš
On Tuesday, 6 December, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s annual Transatlantic Forum was held in Washington, D.C., commemorating Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš (1949-2021), Member of the Saeima, a long-standing diplomat and politician. O.Ē.Kalniņš chaired the Saeima delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly for many years.
Speaker of the Saeima and Ambassador of Azerbaijan discuss ways to expand cooperation
On Friday, 2 December, Edvards Smiltēns, Speaker of the Saeima, met with Elnur Sultanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Latvia, and suggested seeking new opportunities for cooperation and expanding dialogue in areas of high added value.
Otrdien, 5.martā
10:00  Juridiskās komisijas sēde
10:00  Izglītības, kultūras un zinātnes komisijas sēde
10:00  Aizsardzības, iekšlietu un korupcijas novēršanas komisijas sēde
10:00  Valsts pārvaldes un pašvaldības komisijas sēde
10:00  Tautsaimniecības, agrārās, vides un reģionālās politikas komisijas sēde
10:00  Sociālo un darba lietu komisijas sēde
13:00  Aizsardzības, iekšlietu un korupcijas novēršanas komisijas Iekšējās drošības apakškomisijas sēde
13:00  Sociālo un darba lietu komisijas Sabiedrības veselības apakškomisijas sēde
14:00  Cilvēktiesību un sabiedrisko lietu komisijas Latgales apakškomisijas sēde