Press releases

Saeima introduces remote work visa
On Thursday, 2 June, the Saeima adopted in the third reading amendments to the Immigration Law. The amendments stipulate the introduction of remote work visas to promote the migration of highly qualified professionals to Latvia. 
Speaker Mūrniece in Chisinau: Moldova must continue reforms on its path towards the EU
“Moldova has always been Latvia’s priority country in development cooperation. We are working together to support your efforts of European integration, particularly in areas such as good governance, mass media, and regional development,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Tuesday, 31 March, in Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova, where she is on a visit together with the other speakers of the parliaments of the Baltic and Nordic countries (NB8). 
Lilac variety “Freedom” dedicated to Saeima’s centenary
On Thursday, 26 May, the Saeima hosted a ceremonial event naming a new lilac variety dedicated to the centenary of the Saeima. The new variety is named “Freedom” (Brīve). It conveys a symbolic message about the commitment to our country’s greatest values — freedom, independence and democracy. 
Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, addresses the Saeima
On Thursday, 26 May, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, delivered a remote address to the Parliament of Latvia. He expressed his gratitude for the assistance provided to Ukraine by Latvia and its people, who have chosen the side of justice and regard Ukraine’s fight for freedom as their own.    
Saeima to celebrate a new lilac variety in commemoration of its centenary
On Thursday, 26 May, an event will be held at the Saeima to celebrate the new lilac variety that was selected at the Institute of Horticulture to commemorate the centenary of the Saeima.
Saeima supports extending the state of emergency at Latvia Belarus border
On Thursday, 19 May, the Saeima supported the government decision to extend the state of emergency at the Latvia‑Belarus border.
Speaker Mūrniece on the Remembrance Day of the Victims of the Crimean Tatar Genocide: when we think of Ukraine, we also think of the Crimean Tatars
“It is in our interests that Ukraine achieves full victory and its territorial sovereignty is restored, and Crimea must be returned to Ukraine. This is a precondition for sustainable peace in Europe. The Crimean Tatars are patriots of Ukraine, and when we think of Ukraine, we also think of the Crimean Tatars,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Wednesday, 18 May, at the videoconference organised by the Crimean Tatar Mejlis. Today marks 78 years since the deportations of the Crimean Tatars carried out by the Soviet regime.
Over one thousand visitors attend exhibition dedicated to the Parliament’s centenary on the Night of Museums
On the Night of Museums, the evening of 14 May, the exhibition Saeima—100 at the Saeima building dedicated to the Parliament’s centenary gathered over one thousand visitors. 
Ināra Mūrniece: education is the backbone of a critically thinking and active civic society
“Education is the basis for a harmonious, critically thinking, socially active and economically successful civic society. Education is also of great importance in building a resilient and viable society," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Friday, 13 May, opening the conference of the Baltic Assembly (BA) and the Baltic Council of Ministers “Education, Science and Innovation — key to sustainable and prosperous regional development in the Baltic States”.
Support to persons receiving Ukrainians fleeing war
On Thursday, 12 May, in the second and final reading, the Saeima supported urgent amendments to the Law on Assistance to Ukrainian Civilians. The changes aim to support persons who provide Ukrainian civilians fleeing the war with accommodation in their property free of charge.
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