RIGA - The Cabinet of Ministers will not decide on allowing spectators to attend Ice Hockey World Championship matches.
After Monday's coalition meeting, Minister of Justice Janis Bordans (New Conservative Party) admitted to members of the press that he will look for solutions so that at least some spectators are allowed to attend Ice Hockey World Championships matches.
The Education and Science Ministry had planned to submit the mentioned proposal for today's Cabinet meeting, but Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) did not include it on the agenda for the meeting.
The Prime Minister based his refusal to address the issue in the government with the fact that this proposal was not supported by the Operational Management Group of state administration and involved experts.
The Ice Hockey World Championships will kick-off in Riga on May 21, with the final scheduled for June 6.
Latvia will open the tournament on May 21 against Canada.