Press releases

On Thursday, 21 April, the Saeima adopted in the final reading urgent amendments to the Energy Law that provide for accumulating and storing gas reserves at the Inčukalns underground gas storage to ensure the security of energy supply and uninterrupted availability of natural gas.
Saeima supports in the final reading the revocation of citizenship for supporters of war crimes
On Thursday, 21 April, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Citizenship Law, stipulating that Latvian citizenship can be revoked for persons supporting war crimes or other internationally punishable crimes against another democratic country.
On Thursday, 21 April, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Law on Meetings, Processions, and Pickets. The amendments prohibit the organising of meetings, processions, and pickets closer than 200 metres from any monument in the territory of Latvia celebrating the victory or memory of the Soviet military or its troops.
Saeima delegates the Cabinet to establish a procedure for setting up and operating automated external defibrillators
On Thursday, 21 April, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Medical Treatment Law, delegating the Cabinet of Ministers to designate the public spaces in which automated external defibrillators are to be set up and to stipulate the requirements for their installation.
On Wednesday, 13 April, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima unanimously adopted a statement on aggression and war crimes of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, expressing solidarity with Ukraine and its people. In its statement, the Committee acknowledges that Russia is currently committing genocide against the Ukrainian people and calls on the Member States of the European Union to introduce comprehensive sanctions against Russia immediately.
Ruslan Stefanchuk, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, addresses the Saeima
Ruslan Stefanchuk, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, remotely addressed the Saeima on Thursday, 7 April and thanked Latvia for its significant support for Ukraine at this terrible time when Russia is waging a war against Ukraine.
Issue of first-time temporary residence permits to citizens of Russia and Belarus temporarily suspended
On Thursday, 7 April, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Immigration Law, suspending the issue of first-time temporary residence to the citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus until 30 June 2023.
Saeima adopts amendments on providing housing for Ukrainian civilians in municipalities
On Thursday, 7 April, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Law on Assistance to Ukrainian Civilians, including amendments related to providing housing for Ukrainian civilians in Latvian municipalities.
Victims of Russian aggression in Ukraine to be commemorated in Latvia on 9 May this year
On Thursday, 7 April, the Saeima adopted a law establishing that this year, 9 May will be a day of commemoration of the victims of the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Speaker Mūrniece: Czech Republic’s contribution to Baltic security  highly appreciated
Latvia thanks the Czech Republic for its contribution to the Baltic security by participating in NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence battle group as well as in the Baltic Air Patrol Mission. It holds both a significant symbolic and practical meaning, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima during her working visit to the Czech Republic. 
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