The draft law on compulsory vaccination in certain professions has reached the Saeima. At the moment, Members have very different views on such a solution, but discussions in Parliament on this law could start on August 4, Latvian Television reported July 20.
The speakers of all three Baltic national parliaments are attending a meeting in Latvia July 8 and 9, where issues relating to the economy, security and environment of the region will be discussed. The surge in illegal immigration from Belarus to Lithuania will also be spoken about.
A majority of the Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee agreed to initiate an infringement case against the Saeima deputy Aldis Gobzems at the request of five deputies, Latvian Radio reported July 5.
The Riga Regional Court on July 2 decided to remand MP Jānis Ādamsons (Harmony party), suspected of spying for Russia, in custody, the LETA newswire learned from the court.
On May 27 the Saeima rejected the proposed amendments to the Law on the Circulation of Alcoholic Drinks, which would include the amount of calories on the packaging of these drinks.
On Thursday, May 20, the Saeima renewed the mandate of former Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs (National Alliance).
The world championship in hockey will start Friday, May 21. Saeima will decide on Thursday whether, contrary to the advice of epidemiologists, viewers will be allowed to watch hockey games in person, Latvian Television reported.
A majority of the Saeima Criminal Policy Sub-Committee on Tuesday, May 11, rejected proposals to define hate crimes directed against sexual orientation more precisely in the law. The proposal to count crime against sexual orientation as an aggravating circumstance was also rejected.
On Thursday, the Saeima supported amendments to the Covid-19 Infection Management Law, which requires Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš to instruct the responsible minister to remove the Vaccination Project Bureau by June 1.
The Saeima on April 8, at the proposal of opposition lawmakers, made a decision to set up parliamentary ad hoc commission to investigate mistakes made by the Latvian government during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Independent Saeima Deputy Jūlija Stepaņenko cruised to victory in the undeclared but keenly-contested race to be the most frequent Saeima speaker during the winter parliamentary session, notching up an incredible 100 visits to the virtual podium, according to statistics released by the Saeima March 29.
The Saeima Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee has proposed the expulsion of deputy Didzis Šmits or repeated absence from parliamentary remote meetings, LETA reported March 17.
Some Members of the Saeima have considerably moved up on the list of priority vaccinations, Latvian Television's analytical broadcast 'De Facto' reported February 14.
What are the salaries of members of the Parliament, and what is their workload? Latvian Television's investigative broadcast Aizliegtais paņēmiens (Forbidden Method) looked at the parliamentary establishments in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland and Denmark, and compared them on similar criteria.
The Saeima has on February 4 supported a decision on the criminal prosecution of deputy Artuss Kaimiņš in connection with suspected violation of accounting rules.
Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, on February 4 adopted a statement calling on Russia to release jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny.
Minister for Welfare Ramona Petraviča (KPV LV) has taken a decision to lay down the Saeima deputy mandate for the term of minister's office, said the Minister's advisor on communications Jānis Zars January 28.
Thursday, January 28, sees the Saeima holding its annual foreign policy debate, in which Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs will report to deputies on the completed and planned activities in the state foreign policy and European Union (EU) issues. The debate this year will take place remotely on the e-Saeima platform.
On Thursday, January 14, the Saeima transferred to the Legal Affairs Commission a proposal from the National Alliance political grouping to amend Section 110 of the Constitution, to stipulate that the concept of a 'family' is based on a union between a man and a woman.
On Thursday, January 14, the Saeima approved temporary position of Saeima deputy for Gatis Zamurs (Development/For!).
The Saeima on December 10 conceptually supported the amendments to the Health Care Finance Law, which provide that health care services will be available to the public until 2022 in the same way as now.
Criminal law could include liability for encouraging the public to ignore COVID-19 restrictions, said Juris Rancāns, Chairman of the Saeima Defense, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee, on Latvian Radio December 1.
The Constitutional Court's decision on the protection of all families should be taken more broadly, Juris Jurašs, head of the Saeima Legal Affairs Commission said on Latvian Radio November 17.
Following the attack against professor, culture researcher Deniss Hanovs and his partner, discussions arose whether all groups of society are legally protected from violence, Latvian Radio reported November 11.
The Latvian Saeima on October 29 approved the imposition of penalties for non-compliance with the rules on using facemasks in public places as part of the coronavirus pandemic response strategy.
The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (KNAB) is in favor of the initiation of a criminal prosecution against sitting Saeima deputy Aldis Adamovičs, according to unofficial information cited by Latvian Television.
Latvian State President Egils Levits took part in the opening of the Fall session of the Saeima September 3, using the opportunity of addressing the chamber to recommend various areas requiring legislation.