RIGA - The United List is going to meet with New Unity this week to hear the party's position on the port reform, construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and the administrative territorial reform (ATR), United List leader Uldis Pilens told LETA.
Krisjanis Karins, the leader of New Unity who is currently leading negotiations on Latvia's next government coalition, underlined Monday that cancelling the aforementioned reforms was out of question and that only improvements could be debated.
Asked to comment on this position, Pilens told LETA that these matters will be discussed at a meeting of the two parties' representatives this Tuesday, October 18 to better understand each others' positions. The United List representative said that he would not hurry to "comment on a comment" in order to avoid misunderstandings.
Pilens noted that the United List and New Unity share several pragmatic positions and that he would be surprised if the parties failed to use these common views to agree on the next government's tasks.
On Tuesday, these and other topics will be discussed in greater detail, Pilens said.
As reported, on October 3, President Egils Levits authorized Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) to start negotiations with political parties on forming Latvia's next government coalition.
The role of the Progressives is the main bone of contention in the talks on Latvia's next government coalition. While New Unity wants the Progressives to join the coalition, the United List and the National Alliance are firmly against taking this party into the coalition.