Saeima
Gobzems excluded from Saeima meetings until end of term
The Saeima on Thursday, September 15, decided to exclude Aldis Gobzems, leader of the newly founded party Katram un Katrai, from participation in the next six meetings for violation of the code of conduct for Members, the parliament said.
Drunk driving criminalization moves ahead in Saeima
It is planned to criminalize driving or teaching to drive if the blood alcohol concentration exceeds 1.5 promilles. It is provided for by amendments to the Criminal Law, which were transferred to the Saeima Legal Commission on Thursday, June 9.
Rīga and Vidzeme will get one MP more in next Saeima
The number of MPs that will be elected in this year's Saeima elections will rise by one in the electoral districts of Rīga and Vidzeme and decrease by one in Latgale and Zemgale, according to a June 2 decision by the Central Election Commission (CVK).
Unpaid 'caretaker leave' to be established in Latvia
On April 28, the Saeima approved amendments to the Labour Law, which, provide for the introduction of a new form of leave – an unpaid caretaker's leave, which would be up to five working days in a year. 
Saeima joins international call for release of Vladimir Kara-Murza
The Chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committees of 18 national parliaments, including the Baltic states, and the European Parliament have made a Joint Statement calling on Russia’s authorities to immediately release activist, journalist and politician Vladimir Kara-Murza.
Ukrainians to receive one-off aid in Latvia
Civilians fleeing the war from Ukraine to Latvia will be entitled to a one-off allowance of €272 for adults and €190 for each child, the Saeima decided on March 24.
Baltic Assembly issues statement on Ukraine
Today, President of the Baltic Assembly Jānis Vucāns and Vice-Presidents of the BA Aadu Must and Andrius Kupčinskas signed a statement regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on behalf of the Assembly. The Baltic Assembly is a consultative cooperation organisation of the parliaments of the three Baltic States, which discusses issues of mutual interest. Its presidency rotates on an annual basis, with Latvia currently holding the presidency.
Saeima conceptually supports ban on fur farming
On January 20 in the first reading, the Saeima supported amendments to the Animal Protection Law, which provides for the prohibition of the breeding of animals for the sole purpose of obtaining fur as of January 1, 2026.
Latvian MPs head to Taiwan for Open Parliament Forum
Representatives of the Latvian Saeima, as well as counterparts from Estonia and Lithuania, are attending the Open Parliament Forum in Taiwan, a move likely to prompt the ire of China, which claims the island republic as its own territory. Taiwan insists it is an independent country in its own right.
Baltic and Polish parliamentary speakers decry "illegitimate Lukashenka regime"
A joint statement was issued by the Speakers of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, the Riigikogu of the Republic of Estonia, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia November 23, in which the recent actions of self-declared Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko (variant spelling Alyaksandr Lukashenka) and his regime were strongly condemned. The statement is reproduced below and attached in PDF form.
Four MPs still without a Covid-19 certificate in Latvia(update)
Six members of the Latvian parliament had still not presented a Covid-19 certificate of vaccination or recovery, Latvian Television reported early November 15, revising the figure to four soon afterwards when two deputies did present Covid certificates.
MP vaccination made mandatory in Latvia(update)
On Friday, November 12, in the final reading, the Saeima approved a law requiring members of parliament and local government deputies to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
Child neglect recognized legally as abuse
On Thursday, November 11, the Saeima supported amendments to the Law on the Protection of the Children's Rights which provides for the determination of responsibility for the neglect of children, as well as the definition of the term “negligence” in the Law.
Saeima to start viewing 2022 budget
On Friday, October 15, the Saeima passed the draft state budget bill 2022 and the related drafts to viewing at Saeima committees. 
Saeima reaffirms state of emergency
On Thursday October 14, following extensive discussions, the Saeima supported the government's order to announce an emergency by January 11 to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Saeima's got a brand new bag
Latvian Finance Minister Jānis Reirs presented his budget plans to the Saeima October 14 for discussion and debate. In keeping with tradition he did so by handing his spending plans over in a briefcase, but in a break with tradition he used a brand new and decidedly eye-catching piece of designer luggage.
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