PM open for proposals from “For Latvia’s Development”

  • 2012-08-22

RIGA - Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) is open to hearing out various ideas on Latvia’s economic development, improving cooperation with businessmen and the nation's welfare, including those from Einars Repse's "For Latvia's Development".

Dombrovskis said in an interview with the LNT morning show "900 sekundes" today that he disagrees with Edgars Jaunups' (Unity) statements that the government has left neglected cooperation with businessmen. "We are working a lot with the Latvian Employers' Confederation and similar organizations, therefore I cannot agree with Jaunups' statements," said the prime minister.

Commenting the potential establishment of a new political party, if government does not hear out "For Latvia's Development" proposals, Dombrovskis pointed out that they are speculation. "Jaunups is aware that a new party is currently not necessary."

"Talk about the founding of a new party has been continuing for several months. Repse's association should decide whether it intends to establish a party or not," said Dombrovskis.

As reported, Jaunups told "900 sekundes" yesterday that, if the ruling coalition does not take into account and prioritize "For Latvia's Development" proposals for the country's economic development, the possibility of a new party is not excluded.