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.
After a six-month break, Saeima meetings will be held again in person, as decided by the Saeima Presidium Monday, August 31.
Government proposals for the revision of the minimum income level in Latvia are more reminiscent of accounting calculations than real innovations in social protection according to deputies on the Social and Labor Affairs Committee of the Saeima on Tuesday, August 4, after examining the Ministry of Welfare's ideas for raising the guaranteed minimum income (GMI) level.
Saeima MP Jānis Iesalnieks (National Alliance), who mid-July had retweeted a post allegedly of a discriminating nature against sexual minorities, has not violated the Saeima Code of Ethics, Latvian Television reported August 5.
If a foreigner in Latvia has violated the rules of isolation, self-isolation or quarantine, he or she will be subject to the revocation of a temporary residence permit or a visa. These measures, previously agreed by the government, were supported by Latvia's parliament, the Saeima, in a first reading July 21.
On Thursday, June 18, the Saeima approved Judge Juris Stukāns as Prosecutor General.
On Wednesday, June 17, the Saeima adopted amendments to the Law on Judicial Power, which introduced the Economic Affairs Court as a specialised district (city) court, the Saeima Press Service said.
At a virtual sitting on June 10, the Saeima approved the government's major overhaul of local government and the regional map of Latvia in a third and final reading.
Saeima Legal Affairs Commission decided on Tuesday to move forward draft law for creation of Economic Affairs Court, the commission said in a news release on June 9.