The heads of the constitutional bodies discuss the remote work and the centenary of the Constitution
30 September, 2020
On September 30, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss participated in the second sitting of the management of the constitutional bodies convened by the State President Egils Levits – the President, the Saeima (Parliament), the Prime Minister, the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court.
The Speaker of the Saeima Inara Murniece, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Evika Silina, the Speaker of the Constitutional Court Ineta Ziemele and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Aigars Strupiss met with the President of Latvia Egils Levits.
The participants of the sitting discussed the Saeima’s activities in the remote regime and acknowledged that the remote work of the Saeima complies with the Satversme (Constitution) both constitutionally and technically.
Joint events regarding celebration of the centenary of the Constitution of the Republic of Latvia in 2022 were also discussed.
The participants of the meeting agreed that the meetings of the heads of the constitutional bodies shall be convened at least twice a year. The first joint sitting of the President of the State and the heads of the state constitutional bodies exercising the legislative, executive and judicial powers took place in March 2020. It was concluded that such meetings are necessary for the heads of constitutional bodies to discuss issues relevant to a common state policy.
Information prepared by
Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court
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