Press releases

Exhibition "No Latvia Without Democracy" launched at the Saeima to mark the 150th anniversary of the long-serving Speaker of Parliament Pauls Kalniņš
"Pauls Kalniņš was a politician with a remarkable path of political growth, great international contacts, enormous perseverance, and, above all, an unwavering commitment to the statehood and democracy of Latvia," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Thursday, 3 March, at the opening of the exhibition "No Latvia Without Democracy", hosted at the Parliament and dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the long-serving Speaker of the Saeima, Pauls Kalniņš.
Mūrniece: Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, coordination between the Baltic and Nordic countries is more important than ever
Russia has declared war on all of us who value freedom, life, peace, democracy, dignity, and having our own independent state. In this situation, coordination between the Baltic and Nordic countries has become more important than ever, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Monday, 28 February, after a meeting with the Speakers of the Estonian and Lithuanian Parliaments and the First Deputy Speaker of the Swedish Parliament.
Saeima: Latvian citizens can volunteer to serve in Ukraine
On Monday, 28 February, the Saeima unanimously adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the National Security Law, allowing Latvian citizens to volunteer for military service in Ukraine.
Juris Pūce at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly session in Vienna condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a serious violation of international law, the fundamental principles of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Charter of the United Nations,” stressed Juris Pūce, Head of the Latvian delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA), taking part in the OSCE PA winter session in Vienna, Austria.
Speakers of the Baltic States and Swedish Parliaments will meet in Latvia
On Monday, 28 February, the Speakers of the Estonian, Lithuanian Parliaments and the First Deputy Speaker of Swedish Parliament will visit Latvia on a working visit to discuss the security situation in the region.
Baltic Assembly strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s military invasion in Ukraine and Belarus’ involvement in the attacks
The Baltic Assembly strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s military invasion in Ukraine and Belarus’ involvement in the attacks, said the Baltic Assembly’s statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, adopted on Thursday, 24 February.
On Thursday, 24 February, the Saeima examined the final report of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee the Government’s actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Saeima cuts funding for parties with dissolved parliamentary groups
On Thursday, February 24, the Saeima in the final reading adopted amendments to the Law on Financing of Political Organisations (Parties), which provide for the reduction of state budget funding for those parties whose parliamentary groups in the Saeima have dissolved.
Saeima adopts regulation for the sale of vaccines against COVID-19 to foreign governments
On Thursday, February 24, the Saeima in the second and final reading supported the urgent amendment to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection. It provides that vaccines against COVID-19 can be sold to foreign governments without applying the Public Person’s Property Expropriation Law.
Saeima strongly condemns the military aggression and wide-scale invasion by Russia into Ukraine
On Thursday, 24 February, the Saeima adopted a Statement on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, strongly condemning the military aggression and wide-scale invasion by the Russian Federation into Ukraine. The Statement also strongly condemns the participation of Belarus in the military attack against Ukraine.
Sestdien, 25.jūnijā