Press releases

Members of the Saeima and the Parliament of the Netherlands discuss strengthening mutual cooperation
On 20 October, Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima met with the delegation of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to discuss opportunities of strengthening parliamentary cooperation.
In Memoriam. Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš
With deep sadness, we announce the passing of the Member of Saeima, long-time diplomat and politician Mr Ojārs Ēriks Kalniņš.
Speaker of the Saeima: the 2022 draft budget is balanced and provides additional funding for many sectors
The next year’s draft budget is balanced and includes additional funding for various sectors. It includes not only funding to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, but also offers solutions for the healthcare and social security sectors, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Thursday, 14 October, upon receiving the traditional portfolio containing next year’s draft budget from Jānis Reirs, Minister of Finance.
Speaker Mūrniece to Estonian president: our common objective is to promote the safety, prosperity and development of the Baltic region
Latvia and Estonia are united by a joint vision on important regional and international affairs, and our common objective is to promote the safety, prosperity and development of the Baltic region, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on 14 October during her meeting with Alar Karis, President of Estonia.
Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla in Kiev: We will continue to support Ukraine in actions, not just in words
Latvia and Ukraine are closely linked. Today, Ukrainians are experiencing Russian aggression most severely and are literally on the front lines, and we will continue offering a helping hand and providing practical aid. This was emphasised by Dagmāra Beitnere-Le Galla, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, during her working visit to Kiev while meeting Ukrainian Parliament officials.
Inese Lībiņa-Egnere in Warsaw: Situation near the Belarusian border is an attack against the European Union and its value system
The situation near the Belarusian border is not a migrant crisis, but rather a hybrid attack, systematically planned and organised by the Lukashenko regime. It is not an attack merely against Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, but also against the entire European Union and its value system, stressed Inese Lībiņa-Egnere, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima and Head of the Latvian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), on 6 October, during a discussion of the heads of national delegations to PACE, dedicated to the role of regional cooperation in the context of hybrid threats.
Inese Lībiņa-Egnere in Strasbourg: Council of Europe must follow the displacement of foreign nationals near the EU-Belarusian border organised by the Lukashenko regime
The Council of Europe must follow the developments concerning the displacement of foreign nationals near the EU-Belarusian border organised by the Lukashenko regime, stressed Inese Lībiņa‑Egnere, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima and Head of the Latvian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday, 30 September, at the PACE session in Strasbourg.
Control to increase over suspicious postal items
On Thursday, 23 September, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Postal Law and the related draft laws in order to execute tighter control of suspicious postal items, especially items containing narcotic drugs, and to extend the capacity of the State Revenue Service (SRS) to carry out more effective control of such items.
Online electoral register to be introduced in the Saeima elections; eID card to be accepted as voter’s identification document
On Thursday, 23 September, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Saeima Election Law and amendments to the Electoral Register Law, which provide for the establishment of an online electoral register.
Saeima adopts a new Law On the Bank of Latvia
On Thursday, 23 September, the Saeima adopted a new Law on the Bank of Latvia, which will stipulate the operation of the central bank of Latvia following its merger with the Financial and Capital Market Commission.
Trešdien, 1.decembrī
09:00  Eiropas lietu komisijas sēde
10:00  Budžeta un finanšu (nodokļu) komisijas sēde
10:00  Juridiskās komisijas sēde
10:00  Cilvēktiesību un sabiedrisko lietu 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
10:15  Saeimas priekšsēdētājas V.E. Ināras Mūrnieces tikšanās ar Ukrainas ārlietu ministru V.E. Dmytro Kuleba
12:00  Mandātu, ētikas un iesniegumu komisijas sēde
12:00  Publisko izdevumu un revīzijas komisijas sēde
12:00  Nacionālās drošības komisijas sēde
12:00  Pilsonības, migrācijas un sabiedrības saliedētības komisijas sēde
14:30  Saeimas 2021. gada 4. novembra attālinātās ārkārtas sēdes turpinājums