Press releases

Speaker of the Saeima: Europe must use all its power to safeguard democracy and peace
We live at a time when democratic values are under threat. There is a need for political determination to fight for them. As long as we in Europe do not use our political and economic potential to take care of our own security, we allow the vulnerability that our systemic rivals and the aggressor state are happy to exploit. This was said by the Speaker of the Saeima Daiga Mieriņa, addressing the speakers of parliaments of the European Union (EU) in Spain.
Daiga Mieriņa at the EU Speakers’ Conference: More women in high positions would bring more peace to the world
The more women we had in high positions, the more peace there would be in the world. It would also promote gender equality and address other issues related to this area that are on the agenda for us, the entire Europe and the world. This was said by the Speaker of the Saeima Daiga Mieriņa at the Conference of Speakers of Parliaments of the European Union (EU) held in Spain, addressing the participants of the round table discussion “Women’s Leadership”.
Speakers of the parliaments of the Baltic States urge the US Congress to not delay aid for Ukraine
“We are counting on Congress to make the right decision and approve the assistance package to Ukraine that it so urgently needs. For the sake of standing up to tyrants and aggressors and for the sake of our collective security. Supporting Ukraine is an investment in our collective secure future,” states an open letter signed by Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, Lauri Hussari, Speaker of the Riigikogu, and Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas.
Saeima approves Baiba Braže as Minister of Foreign Affairs
On Friday, 19 April, the Saeima expressed confidence in Baiba Braže as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Deputy Speaker Kalniņa-Lukaševica in Strasbourg: A legal basis established to confiscate frozen assets of the Russian State
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, unanimously approved a resolution on support for the reconstruction of Ukraine. The Assembly’s decision was taken in the presence of the President of the Ukrainian Parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk, who stressed the importance of the resolution his address to the Assembly.
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe elects Artūrs Kučs as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights
With the participation of a delegation from the Saeima, on Tuesday, 16 April, in Strasbourg, France the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Artūrs Kučs as a judge of the European Court of Human Rights.
Half of construction costs to be covered also for high capacity connections
In order to promote new investments, including for energy-intensive projects, the distribution system operator will cover 50% of the construction costs also for high capacity connections. This is provided for in the amendments to the Energy Law adopted by the Saeima on Thursday, 11 April, as urgent in the second reading.
European Affairs Committee: interests of patients and pharmaceutical companies must be reconciled; medicines should be readily available
“A solution is needed for achieving balance between the protection of intellectual property rights, universal access to medicines, and opportunities for different companies to produce them,” stated Edmunds Cepurītis, Chair of the Saeima European Affairs Committee, on Wednesday, 10 April.
Speaker of the Saeima to Prime Minister of Ukraine: EU accession talks with Ukraine must start already in June
Ukraine can count on Latvia’s unwavering support at all levels, including on the issue of Ukraine’s requisite accession to the European Union (EU). We are actively working with our EU colleagues to ensure that accession negotiations would start already in June this year, said Daiga Mieriņa, Speaker of the Saeima, on Thursday, 4 April, meeting with Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine, at the Latvian parliament. The Speaker also informed that the Saeima would develop a knowledge transfer and training programme for the Ukrainian parliament administration to help promote Ukraine’s integration in the EU. 
Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica: moving towards and joining NATO was a joint effort of the whole of Latvian society
“Today, Latvia’s membership in the strongest political and military alliance seems axiomatic. A whole generation of Latvians have enjoyed the security, defence and sense of support provided by NATO. This allows us to develop ourselves, but also allows us to help others,” Zanda Kalniņa-Lukaševica, Deputy Speaker of the Saeima, highlighted on Wednesday, 27 March, opening a photo exhibition at the Saeima dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Latvia’s membership to NATO.
Otrdien, 28.maijā
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10:00  Juridiskās komisijas sēde
10:00  Izglītības, kultūras un zinātnes komisijas sēde
10:00  Aizsardzības, iekšlietu un korupcijas novēršanas komisijas sēde
10:00  Valsts pārvaldes un pašvaldības komisijas sēde
10:00  Tautsaimniecības, agrārās, vides un reģionālās politikas komisijas sēde
10:00  Sociālo un darba lietu komisijas sēde
11:30  Saeimas deputātu grupas sadarbības veicināšanai ar Ukrainas parlamentu tikšanās ar Ukrainas parlamenta Ukrainas ­– Latvijas sadraudzības grupu
12:00  Juridiskās komisijas Satversmes un tiesu politikas apakškomisijas sēde
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14:00  Budžeta un finanšu (nodokļu) komisijas Eksporta un konkurētspējas apakškomisijas sēde
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