On Thursday, 25 November, the Saeima adopted in the second and final reading the urgent amendments to the Epidemiological Safety Law. The amendments provide that pharmacists working in pharmacies may also vaccinate people against COVID‑19.
On Thursday, 25 November, the Saeima adopted in the final reading the Law on the Termination of Enforced Property Division in Privatised Multi‑apartment Houses. The Law sets out the procedure for starting and implementing the process of establishing a single property in case of enforced property division where the multi‑apartment house with privatised apartments is located on the land owned by another person.
Latvia stands up for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, confirmed Members of the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, 24 November. During a Committee meeting, the MPs discussed the current situation in Ukraine and its border area with Russia.
Inese Lībiņa-Egnere thanks Italy for its contribution to strengthening the security of the Baltic region (24.11.2021.)
“Latvia highly appreciates the significant contribution of Italy to the NATO battlegroup in Latvia. Your participation strengthens the security of the Baltic region,” said Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, Head of the Latvian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Inese Lībiņa‑Egnere on Wednesday, 24 November, in Rome, during her meeting with Senator Isabella Rauti, who is also the Chair of the group for promoting parliamentary cooperation between Italy and the Baltic states.
Speakers of Baltic and Polish Parliaments: European Union needs to bolster its external border, providing funding for this purpose (23.11.2021.)
The aggressive actions of the illegitimate Alexander Lukashenko regime have reached an unprecedented level. They provoke the crisis at the external borders of the EU, threaten the security of the entire region and deliberately endanger the lives of vulnerable people. It constitutes a breach of international law, political commitments and a disregard for fundamental human rights. This is expressed by Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Saeima, Jüri Ratas, President of the Riigikogu of the Republic of Estonia, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, and Elżbieta Witek, Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, in a joint statement issued on Tuesday, 23 November.
Address by 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 on 18 November 2021 (18.11.2021.)
Honourable President of Latvia,
Speaker Mūrniece: trust in the Latvian state has consistently helped us overcome the most difficult of times (18.11.2021.)
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.
Saeima raises the non-taxable minimum (16.11.2021.)
On Tuesday, 16 November, the Saeima adopted in the final reading amendments to the Law on Personal Income Tax, which provide for a gradual increase in the non-taxable minimum as of next year. The amendments are introduced in relation to the state budget for 2022.
Ināra Mūrniece assures the Speaker of the Polish Parliament of solidarity in the fight against the Belarusian regime's hybrid operation (16.11.2021.)
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.
Books and periodicals to receive a reduced 5 % VAT rate (15.11.2021.)
As of next year, books, newspapers, and periodicals are to be subject to a reduced rate of value added tax (VAT) of 5 %. This is provided for in the amendments to the Value Added Tax Law adopted by the Saeima in the final reading on Monday, 15 November. The amendments are introduced in relation to the state budget for 2022.