Press releases

Jānis Vucāns in Vilnius: investments in technology and innovation important for strengthening the competitiveness of the Baltic States
Targeted investments in technology and innovation are significant not only to ensure that the Baltic States recover from the crisis created by the COVID‑19 pandemic as quickly as possible, but also to draw from this experience and strengthen the competitiveness of our countries and their economies on an international scale, said Jānis Vucāns, the newly elected President of the Baltic Assembly (BA) and Head of the Latvian delegation to the organisation, at the 40th Session of the BA in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.
Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla in Vilnius: the Baltic states must work together to achieve long-term growth in the region
“The crisis caused by the pandemic is yet another opportunity for the Baltic states to look for ways to cooperate more closely and tackle this common global challenge. We must work together to recover from the COVID‑19 crisis as soon as possible and to achieve long‑term growth in the region,” said Dagmāra Beitnere‑Le Galla, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, on Friday, 5 November, in her opening address at the 40th Session of the Baltic Assembly in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.
The Baltic Assembly Prize for the Arts awarded to art historian Ginta Gerharde-Upeniece
During the official ceremony in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, art historian Ginta Gerharde-Upeniece was awarded the Baltic Assembly (BA) Prize for the Arts for organising the international exhibition series Wild Souls. Symbolism in the Art of the Baltic States.
Saeima adopts a legal framework for employment relationships for cases when a COVID 19 certificate is necessary to perform work
On Thursday, 4 November, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading the urgent amendments to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID‑19 Infection. The amendments provide for a legal framework for employment relationships for cases when a certificate of COVID‑19 vaccination or recovery is necessary to perform work.
Saeima supports paid sick leave for vaccinated persons who have contracted COVID 19 from the first day of the incapacity for work
According to the amendments adopted on Thursday, 4 November, persons who have contracted COVID‑19 or who have to quarantine at home and who have been issued an interoperable certificate of vaccination or recovery will be eligible for paid sick leave from the first day of the incapacity for work.
Speaker Mūrniece meets with the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia
Georgia is an important cooperation partner of Latvia. We continue to stand firm in our support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as the Euro-Atlantic integration efforts of Georgia. Taking this path requires fierce determination of the parliament and the government to implement democratic reforms, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, during her meeting with Kakhaber Kuchava, Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia, in Athens, Greece on Friday, 22 October.
Speaker Mūrniece: Latvia firmly supports deeper integration of Moldova in the European Union
We applaud the determination of the newly-elected Parliament and the government of Moldova to implement a large-scale programme of democratic reforms. Latvia firmly supports deeper integration of Moldova in the European Union (EU). We are prepared to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Moldova, as well promote the relations between the EU and Moldova, reaffirmed Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her meeting with Igor Grosu, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova.
Speaker Mūrniece at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament: The COVID-19 crisis has shown the weak spots in our societies
The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the weak spots in our societies. It has exposed how vulnerable democracy and our societies are. We should stand together to defend our democratic values, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her address at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Athens.
Saeima approves additional government restrictions to stop rapid spread of COVID-19
On Friday, 22 October the Saeima approved additional restrictions defined by the government to fight the rapid spread of COVID-19. These restrictions include an obligation for all persons to stay at their place of residence from 8 PM to 5 AM until 14 November.
In view of the ongoing spread of COVID‑19 and the restrictions set in Latvia, media representatives are invited to follow the work of the Saeima remotely.
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