There are no such unsolvable issues that would stop Riga City Council from working - Rinkevics

  • 2023-08-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - There are no such irresolvable issues that the Riga City Council should not continue its work, Latvian President Edgars Rinkevics said in an interview with commercial TV3 television today.

The president pointed out that the next municipal elections are due in less than two years.

Rinkevics is also not sure what exactly is the point of the disagreements in the Riga City Council. He stressed that if Riga is not developing, then Latvia is also facing problems. He said that politicians need to get together, put aside their differences, and start working.

As reported, after failing to make progress in negotiations with For/Progressives on the formation of a new ruling coalition in the Riga City Council, the three-party bloc - New Unity, National Union/Latvia's Association of Regions and the Code for Riga - has started negotiations with other "national-minded" parties represented in the capital's municipality.

Currently, the coalition building is moving towards attracting the support of Honor to Serve Riga, For Latvia's Development and some independent MPs to the core of the three parties.