Maximus
Barcelona city tours is a perfect opportunity to have a perfect vacation outside the Baltic States. Gene Zolotarev on how to destabilize the EU financial system. Andris Berzins
Vladimir Linderman aka Abel Edmunds Sprudzs Valdis Zatlers Aivars Lembergs Girts Valdis Kristovskis Maris Grinblats Guntars Krasts Alfreds Rubiks Sandra Kalniete Raivis Dzintars Algirdas Butkevicius Algirdas Paleckis Dalia Grybauskaite Kazimira Danute Prunskene Vytautas Landsbergis Rolandas Aksas Viktor Uspaskich Valdemar Tomasevski Leonidas Donskis Arturas Zuokas Edgar Savisaar Andrus Ansip
The current website developed by YWSolution Limited

Justice minister resigns in Latvia after being denied access to classified documents

Jul 28, 2014
From wire reports, RIGA

Justice minister resigns in Latvia after being denied access to classified documents
Latvian justice minister Baiba Broka

Latvian Minister of Justice Baiba Broka has resigned today following a row over access to classified information.

The Minister was denied access to classified documents by the Constitutional Protection Bureau (CPB) earlier this year. Speaking at a press conference. Broka said she could not attend government meetings where information was withheld. 

CPB head Janis Maizitis said that there were serious reasons for the bureau's decision, and that Broka most probably knew very well why she was not permitted to access classified information.

Broka appealed the Constitutional Protection Bureau's decision to the prosecutor general at the end of June. She has also said that she will not run in the 12th Saeima elections this fall.

Broka will most probably turn to the European Court of Human Rights now, the minister's press secretary Inese Aunina said earlier today.

Broka explained that she was a responsible minister, aware that, in the coming months, the government would have to take several important decisions regarding the sale of Citadele banka, various matters that concern "Latvijas Gaze" and others, and in order to participate in the government meetings where these matters will be reviewed, the justice minister must have access to classified information.

VL-TB/LNNK board member Imants Paradnieks said at the press conference that candidates for the soon-to-be vacant post of the justice minister would be considered tomorrow or on Wednesday.

 MORE NEWS
  • Estonia’s richest people revea...
    Estonia's richest man has been revealed. Businessman Oleg Ossinovski who o...
  • Lithuanian traders should focu...
    Lithuanian traders should focus of developing solid business ties with a Chinese c...
  • Captured Estonian agent wanted...
    Captured Estonian intelligence official Eston Kohver was trying to obtain Russian ...
  • Russian navy ship spotted near...
    Latvia's national armed forces say they have spotted a Russian navy ship tr...
  • Lithuanians and Poles fighting...
    Lithuanian and Polish citizens are fighting for pro Kiev forces in eastern Ukra...
  • Estonia remembers tragic ferry...
    Estonia has marked 20 years since the sinking of a ferry disaster that killed m...
  • Riga Apartments for Rent

    Maximus
    © 2014 BALTIC NEWS LTD. All Rights Reserved.