Press releases

Saeima suspends bilateral agreement between Latvia and Russia on memorial buildings and monuments
On Thursday, 12 May, the Saeima supported in the second and final reading an urgent Draft Law that stipulates the suspension of the bilateral agreement between Latvia and Russia on memorial buildings and monuments.
Speaker Mūrniece to the Deputy Chair of the Parliament of Ukraine: Ukraine’s victory is a precondition for sustainable peace in Europe
“It is in our interests that Ukraine secures a complete victory and fully restores its independence and territorial integrity. It is a precondition for sustainable peace in Europe,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Monday, 9 May, at a meeting with Olena Kondratiuk, Deputy Chair of the Parliament of Ukraine.
The Night of Museums at the Saeima—a celebration of the Parliament’s centenary
On 14 May, the Night of Museums, the Saeima will open its doors to visitors wishing to view the exhibition dedicated to the Parliament’s centenary: Saeima—100.
Speaker Mūrniece: If we believe in our Latvia, if we love our land, if we hold our values high, we are unbreakable
The war in Ukraine proves that in the modern world there is a place for courage, heroism and patriotism. Moreover, without these virtues, democracy would not be able to resist tyranny. There is no such thing as too much of patriotism. If we believe in our Latvia, if we love our land, if we hold our values high, we are unbreakable, said Speaker Mūrniece, at the ceremonial sitting of the Saeima of 4 May in honour of the 32nd anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia.
Saeima greenlights Latvian troops’ participation of UN international operation “United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation”
On Thursday, April 28, the Saeima decided on the participation of the Latvian National Armed Forces troops in the United Nations (UN) international operation “United Nations Truce Supervision Organization” (UNTSO) for a period until 1 May 2024.
Sports teams may no longer participate in national championships and national cup tournaments in Russia and Belarus
On Thursday, 28 April, the Saeima adopted in the final reading urgent amendments to the Sports Law. The amendments provide that sports teams registered in Latvia are prohibited from participating in national championships and national cup tournaments in Russia and Belarus.
Ukrainian women in Latvia will be entitled to state-funded termination of pregnancy
On Thursday, 21 April, the Saeima adopted an urgent amendment to the Law on Assistance to Ukrainian Civilians. The amendment grants Ukrainian women fleeing the war the right to receive state-funded termination of pregnancy and the related healthcare services at an in-patient or out-patient clinic of a medical treatment institution in Latvia.
Saeima adopts statement on Russia’s aggression and war crimes in Ukraine, recognising it as genocide against the Ukrainian people
On Thursday, 21 April, the Saeima unanimously adopted a statement on the aggression and war crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, expressing solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. In the Statement, the Saeima acknowledges that the Russian Federation is currently committing genocide against the people of Ukraine.
Ināra Mūrniece in Poland: let us help refugees while helping Ukraine win
Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, is on a working visit to Poland, where she is participating in a meeting of women parliamentary speakers of EU countries on the current situation concerning war refugees and the next steps needed for the support of Ukrainian people.
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