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    New Conservative Party opposes appointing Nemiro head of Saeima Economic Policy Committee

    RIGA, March 30 (LETA) - The New Conservative Party currently does not support appointing former Economics Minister Ralfs Nemiro (KPV LV) as the head of Saeima Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, as the party's board member Krisjanis Feldmans told LETA.

    The New Conservative Party will support nomination of a KPV LV representative for the post on condition that the candidate is not someone who has been denied access to classified information and therefore is no longer trusted by Latvia's allies.

    This means that, at least for the time being, the New Conservative Party will not support appointing Nemiro the committee's chairman, said Feldmans.

    There are other committee members from KPV LV who could be appointed the committee's chairperson, said Feldmans. In his opinion, MP Janina Kursite (KPV LV), who is well-versed in these matters, could become the head of the committee.

    The New Conservative Party opposes appointing Nemiro the head of the Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee as it has "concerns about his connections". "As long as we have these concerns and no one has dispelled them, until the circumstances change or other evidence becomes available, our position will remain unchanged," said Feldmans.

    Earlier today, the New Conservative Part said it would support the current head of the committee, Janis Vitenbergs (KPV LV) as the economics minister if all those associated with "Rebenoks' raiding group" were dismissed from the Economics Ministry.

    The party's leader, Justice Minister Janis Bordans said that the public had "legitimate doubts" about whether state support for businesses and salvaging jobs would be fair and whether state support would reach those who really need it, or just some associated with the "notorious Rebenoks' raiding group".

    "At a time of crisis, we cannot allow people with dubious reputation and people who were the reason why previous Economics Minister Ralfs Nemiro was stripped of his security clearance to make decisions about which companies or industries will be supported," said Bordans.

    • Published: 30.03.2020 17:17
    • Anastasija Tetarenko, LETA
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