13. Saeima Speaker's Headlines

Ināra Mūrniece at Rumbula Memorial: commemoration and investigation of the Holocaust is our moral and political commitment
"The commemoration and historical investigation of the Holocaust is our moral and political commitment. We are strongly committed to this, both in our own country and internationally. In order to prevent such atrocities from repeating, it is necessary not only to know, but also to analyse the causes of these horrific tragedies. One should know that even in seemingly hopeless situations there are opportunities to resist, as was done by Jewish rescuers in Latvia," said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Tuesday, November 30, addressing participants of the Commemorative event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the massacre of the Riga ghetto prisoners at the Rumbula Memorial.
Ināra Mūrniece in Copenhagen: the hybrid attack threatens the entire European Union
The developments on the Belarusian border are not a migration crisis, but rather a hybrid operation planned and organised by an authoritarian regime. Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland are like gatekeepers stopping an attack on the entire EU, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Monday, 29 November, at the conference of the Speakers of Parliament of the Baltic States and the Nordic countries (NB8), taking place in Copenhagen.
Speaker Mūrniece: trust in the Latvian state has consistently helped us overcome the most difficult of times
History shows that trust in the Latvian state and its people and supporting one another for the sake of a greater objective has consistently helped us overcome the most difficult of times.  This belief and faith have never failed us. It has given us wisdom, foresight, and passion that we have used whenever we faced a decisive moment, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, at the ceremonial sitting of the Saeima in honour of the 103rd anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia held on Thursday, 18 November.
Latvia expresses strong solidarity with Poland in the fight against the deliberate hybrid operation of the Belarusian regime on the external border of the European Union (EU). We - the parliamentarians of the Baltic States and Poland - must continue to actively inform the international community about the Belarusian regime's ruthless use of third-country nationals to further its political aims, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Tuesday, 16 November, during a remote meeting with Elżbieta Witek, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland.
Speaker Mūrniece at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament: The COVID-19 crisis has shown the weak spots in our societies
The COVID-19 crisis has illuminated the weak spots in our societies. It has exposed how vulnerable democracy and our societies are. We should stand together to defend our democratic values, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, in her address at the European Conference of Presidents of Parliament in Athens.
Speaker of the Saeima: the 2022 draft budget is balanced and provides additional funding for many sectors
The next year’s draft budget is balanced and includes additional funding for various sectors. It includes not only funding to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, but also offers solutions for the healthcare and social security sectors, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Thursday, 14 October, upon receiving the traditional portfolio containing next year’s draft budget from Jānis Reirs, Minister of Finance.
Speaker Mūrniece to Estonian president: our common objective is to promote the safety, prosperity and development of the Baltic region
Latvia and Estonia are united by a joint vision on important regional and international affairs, and our common objective is to promote the safety, prosperity and development of the Baltic region, said Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on 14 October during her meeting with Alar Karis, President of Estonia.
Ināra Mūrniece in Stockholm: Swedish public support for Baltic freedom was invaluable
Thirty years ago, the wide support of the Swedish people for the freedom and restoration of independence of the Baltic States was invaluable. In the early 1990s, activists in the so-called Monday meetings gave a weekly reminder to the Swedish public and politicians about the independence efforts of the neighbouring countries. The solidarity of the Swedish people is still important to us, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Thursday, 16 September, while on a visit to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, to take part in the events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the Baltic States' independence and the re-establishment of their diplomatic relations with Sweden.
Mūrniece at the Conference of Speakers of Parliament: disinformation can be as dangerous as the virus itself
The challenges we must address include not only the virus, but, to a great extent, also the wave of disinformation, as the COVID‑19 pandemic has created a breeding ground for the spread of fake news. It can be as dangerous to human health and safety as the pandemic itself. At the same time, we cannot be blind to the fact that disinformation has become a tool that some countries use to promote their foreign policy goals, emphasised Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, on Wednesday, 8 September, in her address at the Fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Vienna.
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