Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, concluded her official visit to Ukraine by visiting the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Razumkov.
Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, is on an official visit to Ukraine. In Kiev, she met with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, who thanked the Latvian Parliament for the active support for the Crimean Platform.
Speaker Mūrniece in Ukraine honours the memory of the victims of Crimean Tatar deportations (19.05.2021.)
These days when we remember the crimes committed by the Soviet regime against Crimean Tatars. Considering the present circumstances, this is a particularly sad day, since the people native to Crimea have lost their homeland again and are persecuted. The Parliament of Latvia has recognised the deportations of Crimean Tatars as genocide. Like before, Latvia will continue to pursue a policy of non‑recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea to keep this issue on the current international agenda, stressed Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in a meeting with Crimean Tatars in capital Kiev during an official visit to Ukraine.
Foreign Affairs Committee issues a statement calling for an end to the armed conflicts between Israel and Palestinians (18.05.2021.)
On Tuesday, 18 May, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted a statement on the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Palestinians, calling for an end to the armed conflicts and all forms of violence that endanger the lives of innocent civilians.
The Ukrainian people have chosen to follow the path of democracy and Euro-Atlantic integration. It is a choice for which you have paid the highest price – in human lives. This choice must be respected, and we are here to confirm that Ukraine can always count on steadfast support from Latvia, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at a meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Razumkov during an official visit to Ukraine.
Saeima adopts a statement on the Armenian genocide committed during the Ottoman Empire (06.05.2021.)
On Thursday, 6 May, the Saeima adopted a statement on the Armenian genocide committed during the Ottoman Empire, commemorating all victims of the Armenian genocide and paying tribute to the survivors.
Speaker of the Saeima: Freedom is like fire that must never be allowed to go out, we must take care of it ceaselessly (04.05.2021.)
Freedom is like a fire that must never be allowed to go out, we must take care of it ceaselessly. On 4 May, we celebrate an occasion like no other. It is the day on which we regained freedom that we had been thirsting for so long. The day on which the dream cherished for decades by several generations of Latvians – to regain our independent state - came true, underlined Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Tuesday, 4 May, during her address at the ceremonial sitting of the Saeima in honour of the 31st anniversary of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia.
Address by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at the Saeima ceremonial sitting of 4 May 2021 in honour of the 31st anniversary of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Latvia (04.05.2021.)
Honourable President of Latvia,
Saeima to allow catering services outdoors from 7 May (30.04.2021.)
On Thursday, 29 April, the Saeima in the second and final reading supported urgent amendments to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection, inter alia, allowing catering services in outdoor spaces from 7 May, as long as the epidemiological safety requirements established by the Cabinet of Ministers are observed.
Saeima in the third reading supports changes in procedure for issuing broadcasting permits (29.04.2021.)
On Thursday, April 29, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Electronic Media Law, stipulating the right for the National Electronic Media Council (NEPLP) when issuing a broadcasting authorisation, to evaluate the activity of electronic media during the term of the prior broadcasting authorisation, and where appropriate, to refuse broadcasting authorisation.