Latvian Justice Minister resigns

  • 2012-06-21

RIGA - Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins (All For Latvia-For Fatherland And Freedom/LNNK, VL-TB/LNNK) announced his resignation yesterday evening, as the minister's press secretary Liga Adamsone informed LETA.

Taking into Berzins and Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis’ (Unity) contrasting viewpoints about returning Jewish organizations' pre-war property to the Jewish community, Berzins considers his further work impossible as the justice minister, explained Adamsone.

In Berzins’ opinion, Dombrovskis has ignored VL-TB/LNNK's political stance not to support revision of the denationalization process in one ethnic community's interest. The minister has come under political pressure, and it is obvious that this will affect the Justice Ministry's work, which the minister does not want to happen, said Adamsone.