In European Parliament, Greens/Farmers plan to work on support to remigration and business development in rural areas

  • 2019-03-04
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - If they get elected to the European Parliament, representatives of the Union of Greens and Farmers plan to work on the European Union’s support to businesses in rural areas and remigration, representatives of Greens/Farmers said at the presentation of the party’s election campaign on Monday.

The leading candidates running on the Greens/Farmers ticket in the upcoming European Parliament elections include former finance minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola, former defense minister Raimonds Bergmanis, as well as former Agriculture Ministry parliamentary secretary Rinfolds Arnitis.

Presenting the Greens/Farmers election campaign, Reizniece-Ozola indicated that Europe has to be equally strong both in its center and regions and that the EU should be based in common values. The politician said that currently the natural balance was not ensured which resulted in Europe’s central regions enjoying much higher life standards than regions in the periphery of the bloc. Latvia, there is a pronounced inequality between Riga and the rest of the country, Reizniece said.

Former health minister Anda Caksa (Greens/Farmers) has changed her mind and will not run in the forthcoming European Parliament elections, the politician told LETA.

Previously it was announced that Caksa would run in the European Parliament elections on the Union of Greens and Farmers ticket as candidate number three.

Caksa said however that she decided against running in the elections because of several reasons. In her words the decision was related to her difficult stint in the office of health minister and her busy schedule as a Saeima member. The lawmaker said that as a member of the Saeima Social and Labor Affairs Committee she is on issues concerning the healthcare and welfare sectors.