Berzins: experiment with involving new faces in government has failed

  • 2012-07-31

RIGA - The experiment with involving new faces in the government has failed, therefore it would not be appropriate to evaluate the government's performance now, when it has been just six months in office, believes President Andris Berzins.

In an interview with LNT television this morning, Berzins admitted that his previous statement, that he could be able to evaluate the work of Valdis Dombrovskis' (Unity) government after it marks six months in office, has been wrong. On the contrary - this cannot be done now as the new members of the government have not achieved anything remarkable over the past six months.

"In my opinion, the experiment of involving new faces in the government has failed. It is hard to evaluate the new ministers' performance after just six months in office, because nothing noteworthy has been done and more time is needed to see how successful their work is," said Berzins, adding that the performance of Dombrovskis' government could be evaluated only after it will have worked for one year.

Berzins added that he was particularly worried about pension and employment problems. "I do not see any results yet, and I believe no one does: there are just ideas but no real projects to be implemented."