Press releases

Parliament Open Door Day attracts over 1300 visitors
On Friday, 29 September, the annual Open Door Day was held at the Saeima. This year's event was held to honour the centenary of the Saeima Rules of Procedure, allowing visitors to learn about the organisation of the legislature's work through the years. Over 1300 enthusiasts, predominantly school groups from across Latvia, visited the Parliament during this event.
Speaker Mieriņa in Saldus: Baltic Unity Day is a testament to Latvian–Lithuanian unity
"It is a great pleasure for me to be in Saldus today and to celebrate the unity of the Baltic nations together with our Lithuanian friends, brothers, and sisters," said Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, addressing the participants of the Baltic Unity Day ceremony in Saldus on Saturday, 23 September.
Daiga Mieriņa elected the Speaker of the Saeima
On Wednesday, 20 September, the 14th Saeima elected Daiga Mieriņa as the Speaker of the Saeima.
Saeima approves Evika Siliņa’s government
On Friday, 15 September, the Saeima during its extraordinary sitting with 53 votes for and 39 votes against gave a vote of confidence to Evika Siliņa and her Cabinet of Ministers.  
In Paris, Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica presents the Riga Principles to ensure that Russia does not escape punishment
"Latvia will continue its relentless work during and after its Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to achieve full justice and hold Russia accountable for the crimes committed in Ukraine", said Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima and Head of the Latvian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), at a meeting of the PACE Bureau in Paris on Thursday, 14 September.
Saeima: Russian citizens will have extra time to pass the state language test
Russian citizens who applied but failed to pass the official language examination or did not take it for justified reasons may obtain a residence permit for a term of up to two years, according to the amendments to the Immigration Law adopted by the Saeima in the second and final reading on Thursday, 14 September.
Saeima decides to extend participation of Latvian troops in NATO mission in Kosovo
On Thursday, 7 September, the Saeima decided to extend the participation of the Latvian National Armed Forces troops in the NATO international operation in Kosovo until 31 December 2025.
Saeima: Witnesses no longer required for entering into marriage
On Thursday, 7 September, the Saeima adopted in the third reading amendments to the Civil Law as well as related amendments providing that the bride and the bridegroom may invite one or two persons at the age of majority as witnesses, but their non-appearance will not preclude entering into marriage.
Saeima considers final report of parliamentary investigation into the financial sector “overhaul” consequences
On Thursday, 7 September, the Saeima considered the final report of the Parliamentary Investigative Committee established to assess the effect of the financial sector “overhaul” on the state finance and capital market system.
Deputy Speaker Kalniņa-Lukaševica: Latvia and Japan have a great potential for co-operation in high-tech and green energy
On Friday, August 25, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica welcomed Hiroyuki Nagahama, Vice-President of the Japanese House of Councillors, accompanied by a delegation. During the meeting, it was underlined that Latvia and Japan are like-minded partners with common interests, including the preservation of the rules-based international order, the strengthening of democracy, the development of science and technology, as well as the improvement of the welfare of people.
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