Saeima
Saeima delegation makes Kyiv visit
Saeima speaker Edvards Smiltēns was on a visit to the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on January 12, with more meetings taking place January 13.
Latvia's parliament building in critical condition
Preparations for the repair of the Saeima House, Jēkaba Street 11, are ongoing. This year it is planned to develop a reconstruction work project on temporary premises on Smilšu Street, where parliamentarians will work during the reconstruction of the Saeima House, Latvian Radio reported on January 8.
Saeima committee supports criminal prosecution of MP Grevcova
Members of the Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Commission decided unanimously on Wednesday, December 28, to ask the Saeima to agree to the continuation of the criminal proceedings against the deputy Glorija Grevcova (For Stability!).
Saeima agrees to reconsider top officials' salary rise
In light of the current economic situation, the Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Commission agreed on Wednesday, December 21, to invite the Cabinet to reconsider the remuneration system for top officials of the country, the Parliament's Press Service said.
14 new MPs take seats in the Saeima
On Thursday, December 15, the Saeima approved the parliamentary mandate for 14 new members. This was necessary because their party members have been elected ministers in the new government of PM Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity).
Saeima rejects initiative on legal protection of all families
The Saeima majority on Thursday rejected the society's initiative on the legal protection of all families, Latvian Radio reported. The initiative encouraged legally recognizing couples living outside the marriage union and ensuring their social protection.
New ministerial office creation approved by Saeima
On Thursday, December 1, the Saeima supported the draft legislation in the final reading with the intention of creating a Ministry of Climate and Energy in Latvia, as well as the appointments of deputy ministers, the Saeima Press Service said.
Saeima committee nays idea of new ministerial office
On November 29, the majority of the Saeima Legal Affairs Committee, before the final reading, again rejected amendments to the law which would provide for the creation of a new position of the Minister for Climate and Energy, LETA reported.
Saeima advances law on creation of new minister office
On Thursday, the Saeima transferred law amendments to the Legal Affairs Committee, which provide for the creation of a new position of the Minister for Energy and Climate, and to implement the intention of the new coalition to introduce the positions of deputy ministers.
Saeima oaths taken by two more MPs
On Thursday, November 17, the Saeima approved the parliamentary mandates of Gundars Daudze (Union of Greens and Farmers) and Jekaterina Dorošķeviča (For Stability!).
Saeima committees could be formed next week in Latvia
Members of the Saeima will be able to start their full work after committees are created. The Speaker of the Saeima, Edvards Smiltēns, told Latvian Radio on November 15 that committees should have started to be formed earlier but deputies and factions needed time. Committees are planned to be set up next week.
Saeima celebrates 100 years with centenary sitting
Exactly one hundred years ago, on November 7, 1922, at 12:00, the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia gathered for its first session in the Jēkaba ​​Street building that still serves as its home today. Along with the meeting of the 1st Saeima, the fundamental law of Latvia, the Constitution, came into force.
Saeima deputy steps down right after taking office
14th Saeima deputy Nadežda Tretjakova from the For Stability! faction has already given up her parliamentary mandate for which oaths were given Tuesday, according to a submission received by the Saeima Presidium November 2.
Edvards Smiltēns elected new Saeima Speaker
As Members of the new parliament gathered and gave their solemn oaths to the Latvian state in the first meeting on November 1, the Speaker of the Saeima was also elected.
New Saeima sworn in Tuesday(update)
On Tuesday, November 1, at 10:00, members of the 14th Saeima gathered for the first session, a month after the elections decided the composition of Latvia's unicameral parliament for the next four years.
Saeima's most frequent speaker revealed
A new Saeima – the 14th in Latvian history – will be sworn in on November 1, exactly a month after elections decided its precise composition.
Saeima suspends Latvia-Belarus bilateral agreements
On Thursday, September 15, the Saeima decided to suspend the functioning of three bilateral agreements between the Republic of Latvia and the Republic of Belarus, Saeima said in a release.
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).
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