Press releases

Ināra Mūrniece: everything we do for the state is for the future of our nation
"30 years ago, having our own state was our goal, our dream, and our future. Today, nothing has changed. Our state is the greatest treasure that belongs to every one of us. Everything we do for our state is for the future of our children and our nation. Let us never forget it. Let us do everything to strengthen it, because it is all in our hands," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at the opening of the conference "A Dream Fulfilled: Freedom and Independence," dedicated to the 30th anniversary of restoring the independent State of Latvia.
Baltic Assembly Prize in Science awarded to physicist Roberts Eglītis
On Sunday, 22 August, the Baltic Assembly Prize in Science was awarded to Roberts Eglītis, physicist and Member of the Latvian Academy of Science, for research on “Theoretical predictions of new materials for energy storage and harvesting”.
Ināra Mūrniece in Tallinn: in our second century of independence, Latvia and Estonia are close and like-minded friends
In our second century of independence, Latvia and Estonia are close and like-minded friends. We must continue to stay together on our Baltic and European way, underlined Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in Tallinn on Friday, 20 August, while congratulating Estonia on the 30th anniversary of restoring the country's independence.
Speaker of the Saeima calls on the EU to step up support for strengthening its external border
The eastern border of the Baltic States is also the external border of the entire European Union (EU). Now that we are subjected to a hybrid attack carried out by the Belarusian regime at our border, we expect the EU to take more active steps in providing additional EU funding to reinforce our external border. Latvia would also appreciate an increased presence of the EU Frontex Agency in our country, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, after meeting with David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, who was on an official visit to Latvia on Thursday, 19 August.
Ināra Mūrniece in Lithuania: this is not a migration crisis, but a hybrid attack on the EU and NATO
"The developments on Latvia's and Lithuania's border with Belarus are not a migration crisis; they constitute a hybrid attack on the European Union and NATO," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, during her visit to the Lithuania‑Belarus border together with the other Baltic Speakers on Wednesday, 18 August.
Saeima supports declaring the state of emergency at Latvia Belarus border
On Thursday, 12 August, the Saeima supported the government's order to declare a state of emergency in Ludza, Krāslava, and Augšdaugava Municipalities, as well as in the city of Daugavpils from 11 August to 10 November.
Speaker Mūrniece: active Baltic cooperation essential to overcome pandemic
I am very pleased that we can resume the tradition interrupted by the pandemic – the tripartite meetings between the Speakers of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian Parliaments, where we discuss the topical issues on the agenda of the Baltic States and their Parliaments. This allows us to coordinate our opinions and agree on common positions so that the united and strong voice of the Baltics is heard in the international arena. This was emphasised by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, receiving Jüri Ratas, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia (Riigikogu) and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania (Seimas).
The Saeima updates anti-doping regulations
On Tuesday, 6 July, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Sports Law, supplementing the regulation in the field of anti-doping and adopting the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code.
The Saeima Visitor and Information Centre to reopen to visitors
On Thursday, 1 July, the Visitor and Information Centre of the Saeima will reopen to visitors. The Visitor and Information Centre currently provides services only upon prior appointment in strict compliance with the epidemiological requirements and safety measures set in Latvia.
MPs attend the inaugural plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe in Strasbourg
On Saturday, 19 June, Vita Anda Tērauda, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima, Rihards Kols, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Igors Pimenovs, Secretary of the European Affairs Committee, participate in the inaugural plenary session of the Conference on the Future of Europe, held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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