Press releases

Members of the European Affairs Committee express their support for Ukraine
On Wednesday, 23 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented a report on the situation in Ukraine during a meeting of the European Affairs Committee. The Committee members expressed their support for Ukraine, its sovereignty, and territorial integrity.
Presidium of the Baltic Assembly: Russia's decision is an attack on the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine
The Presidium of the Baltic Assembly firmly condemns the decision taken by the President of the Russian Federation to recognise the independence of the self-declared “people’s republics” of Luhansk and Donetsk. According to the statement adopted by the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly on 22 February, this is yet another attack on the independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as a gross violation of international law.
Statement by the President, the Speaker of the Saeima, the Prime Minister, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia
The decision taken by the President of the Russian Federation to recognise the independence of Luhansk and Donetsk, the Ukrainian territories outside the government’s control, is a continuation of the attack on Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity that began in 2014 by unlawfully changing borders in Europe.
Foreign Affairs Committee issues a statement strongly condemning Russia's decision to recognise the independence of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk "people's republics"
On Monday, 21 February, the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee adopted a statement on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, strongly condemning the decision of the Russian Federation to recognise the independence of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk "people's republics". 
Presidium of the Baltic Assembly: Europe must stand together against any attempts to undermine peace and stability of the region
“Russia has attempted through various means to divide Europe, cause fear in the European public and threaten several European countries. Such countries as Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, and the Baltic States face disinformation, cyber-attacks, various threats, and other means of aggression by Russia daily, and need the support of the European Union and its leaders more than ever. We believe in European solidarity and its power to protect our citizens. For this reason, Europe must stand together against any attempts to undermine the peace and stability of the region”, says the Statement by the Presidium of the Baltic Assembly signed on Friday, 18 February.
Saeima adopts law on compensating Latvia’s Jewish community for the property unclaimed during the restitution period
On Thursday, 10 February, the Saeima adopted in the final reading the Law on good‑will reimbursement to the Jewish community in Latvia. The Law provides for partial compensation of the cadastral value—determined by the state—of the property unclaimed during the restitution period.
Saeima supports extending the state of emergency at Latvia Belarus border
On Thursday, 10 February, the Saeima supported the government decision to extend the state of emergency at the Latvia‑Belarus border.
Saeima ratifies agreement between the Benelux and Baltic States on automatic recognition of higher education qualifications
On Thursday, 10 February, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading the Draft Law ratifying the agreement between the Benelux and Baltic States on the automatic recognition of higher education qualifications.
In joint statement, Latvian and Polish MPs affirm support for Ukraine and condemn Russia’s aggression
On Tuesday, 8 February, Members of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee met with Senator Bogdan Klich, Chair of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee of the Senate of the Republic of Poland. During the meeting, both parties signed a joint statement on the security situation in Europe, expressing support for Ukraine and condemning Russia’s aggression.
Speaker Mūrniece: Latvia and Azerbaijan united by friendly dialogue
Latvia and Azerbaijan are brought together by friendly relations and dynamic parliamentary dialogue, particularly through the close ties between the parliamentary cooperation groups of both countries. “We are keen on furthering our successful transnational cooperation,” said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at the main building of the Saeima on 2 February, while meeting Sahiba Gafarova, Chair of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, who is on an official visit to Latvia, accompanied by a delegation.
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