Press releases

In solidarity with the Czech Republic, the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee calls for a strong EU and NATO response to the criminal activities of Russia's intelligence services
On Friday, 23 April, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted a statement on solidarity with the Czech Republic, in which it calls on the member states of the European Union (EU) and NATO to agree on coordinated action to respond strongly to the destructive actions of the Russian intelligence services against the interests and security of the EU and NATO member states and to take appropriate response measures.
Foreign Affairs Committee issues a statement condemning Russia's increased military presence near Ukraine's borders
On Wednesday, 21 April, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima adopted a statement on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, condemning the significant Russian military build-up near the border between Russia and Ukraine and in the occupied Crimean peninsula, as well as the increased activity of armed militias in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk "people's republics," thus heightening security threats in the region.
Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima to Ukrainian MPs: our support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine is unwavering
On Friday, 16 April, in a remote meeting with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Saeima expressed their strong and unwavering support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. During the meeting, Latvian and Ukrainian MPs discussed the current situation in Ukraine and near its borders.
UK citizens granted extended term of residence in Latvia after Brexit
On Thursday, 15 April, the Saeima adopted in the final reading changes to the law extending the period of entry and residence in Latvia for the citizens of the United Kingdom following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) or Brexit.
European Affairs Committee supports EU-wide Digital Green Certificate
On Wednesday, 14 April, members of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima met with Latvian MEPs to discuss and adopt the position prepared by the Ministry of Health regarding the Digital Green Certificate of the European Union (EU). The Certificate will facilitate safe, free movement within the EU during the COVID‑19 pandemic.
Tax relief for donations to museums
On Thursday, March 25, the Saeima in the final reading adopted amendments to the Corporate Income Tax Law, introducing tax relief for donations to museums.
Electric scooters to be regulated; allowed from the age of 14
On Thursday, March 25, the Saeima in the final reading adopted amendments to the Road Traffic Law incorporating regulation of electric scooters, as well as providing for other changes.
Saeima supports amendments to maintain restrictions after the end of the state of emergency
On Thursday, 25 March, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading urgent amendments to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection, so that even after the state of emergency ends there is a legal framework protecting the public from the rapid spread of COVID-19.
Ināra Mūrniece to the newly appointed Estonian Speaker: close and active dialogue between our countries is ongoing even during the pandemic
“Cooperation and dialogue between our countries is close and active even during the pandemic,” said Speaker of the Saeima Ināra Mūrniece on Friday, 19 March, upon remotely meeting and congratulating Jüri Ratas, the new Speaker of the Estonian Parliament, elected the day before.
Vita Anda Tērauda: we support closer cooperation of member states concerning the accessibility and manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccines
We support closer cooperation at the European Union (EU) level to ensure vaccine accessibility, timely delivery to member states, and increased manufacturing capacity. It is also crucial to ensure that vaccines effective against the new variants of Covid-19 are delivered under the concluded agreements, highlighted the Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the Saeima on Friday, 19 March, following a meeting wherein MPs discussed the position of Latvia for the upcoming emergency European Council meeting.
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