RIGA - Latvia’s Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis is not commenting his party member, Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Edmunds Sprudzs’ decision to step down on Dec. 1, but he does believe that the government will continue to work until the next Saeima elections, reports LETA.
In an interview with LNT television on Sept. 3, Kozlovskis said: “I will not comment on Sprudzs’ move, but I understand that he has not been able to implement reforms he had planned. Resignation is a responsible decision.” Sprudzs has acted as befits the situation, and he did not try to cling to his post at all costs.
Kozlovskis also said in the interview that the situation within the Reform Party had been quite complicated for some time already, but members of the party continued to work pursuant to the promises the party had made to its voters. He also said the rumors that he could quit the Reform Party and join Unity were unfounded, and the same could be said about the rumors on the nearing collapse of the Reform Party.
The interior minister agrees that the Reform Party’s ratings are not very high, but the party has been moving on with its promises to voters.
Commenting on the relations with the other ministers, Kozlovskis said that work on the 2014 state budget was very complicated, reiterating that there were heated debates about funding for education at the last government meeting.