Karins has positive opinion of cooperation with United List

  • 2023-07-14
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) has a positive opinion of cooperation with the United List, Karins told reporters after a meeting with President Edgars Rinkevics on Friday.

As reported, representatives from the United List met with Karins today to discuss the recent developments in the ruling coalition.

Responding to a question about what was discussed at the meeting, Karins said that the meeting had focused on the same topics discussed with the opposition parties. These include improvements to the education system, healthcare, availability of labor, capital market development, and social care.

"There were no surprises during the meeting with the United List. There is one positive thing I can say: since I started broader consultations, the coalition partners have also become more active and more willing to engage in discussions, look for ways to overcome differences we had before," Karins told reporters.

Karins went on to say that he did not see any challenges or difficulties for cooperation with the United List at the moment.

"I am looking for ways to expand the coalition in order to have more votes in Saeima. This would help ensure that major reforms are supported by a majority and also greater public understanding and support," stressed Karins.

As reported, the ruling coalition currently includes New Unity, the National Alliance and the United List, but after the presidential elections, in which the coalition parties could not agree on support for one candidate, Karins has started talks on a possible broadening of the coalition with the Union of Greens and Farmers and the Progressives, while the National Alliance and the United List are against such changes and refuse to participate in the talks.