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Bordāns: cynicism of ruling parties threatens the foundations of our country

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe parliament’s and the government’s work in Latvia can be considered only partially legislative and the sense of security in the country is incomplete, concludes former Latvian Justice Minister Jānis Bordāns’ New Conservative party in regard to the current political situation in the country.

«Unfortunately, corruption, intentional creation of legislative flaws and their use in private interests serve as a background for unfinished division of properties and their privatization. The cynicism of the ruling parties in their continuation of support of illegal activities threatens the foundations of our country,» – as mentioned in the party’s resolution.

«The election process and the government’s immediate actions after its formation had clearly demonstrated the stagnation of the ruling nomenclature. It is this stagnation that serves as the real threat to the state. However, people in power most often employ the outside economic threat factor in order to manipulate the lobbying of interests of specific groups of people and then blaming everything on the threats coming from Russia,» – notes the party.

The New Conservative party urges society not to stand aside, but to demand that ruling politicians provide quality improvements to the country’s court and legislative system, as well as immediately re-assess actual threats to the country’s security.

Residents should also demand a more rapid climb of financing to state military, interior and security structures and provide appropriate monitoring of use of these funds, as well as put an end to the threatening of investments into national economy. It is also important to assess the activities of mass media and make sure they serve the interests of Latvian residents, not contribute to the privatization of the media space and its use in the interests of a narrow range of individuals. The carrying out of a large-scale information and discussion campaign in the country would secure Latvian society’s rights to have appropriate and completely legal communication with national media. An emphasis on representation of European views in Latvia’s information space and corruption combating would only help put an end to the practice of unprofessional and incompetent practices in state administration and national economy.

BNN had previously reported that a similar opinion had been expressed by deputy of Ventspils City Council Aivis Landmanis. He said ‘traitors’ sit in the Saeima, Cabinet of Ministers and multiple other important posts. Laimdota Straujuma’s Cabinets of Ministers can be freely called «traitorous» Cabinets of Ministers, because in all cases these structures had been formed and «fathered» by criminally accused and legally restricted Aivars Lembergs.

«We have reached a moment in time when minister candidates do not even hide the real reasons behind their approval and actual decision-makers in politics. This was openly demonstrated prior to the re-election of Anrijs Matiss as Latvian Transport Minister. During his visit to Belarus, Anrijs had mentioned that he would definitely be re-elected as Transport Minister, because he had been personally approved by Aivars Lembergs. The fact that the same Aivars Lembergs had provided valuable consultations during the budget formation talks for 2015 only serves to increase the status of the government as traitors,» – said Landmanis.

He continues: «There’s more. Our country’s Cabinet of Ministers had consulted with a person who is accused of serious economic crimes on how the country’s budget should be formed. None of the ministers took the time to consider the source from which they got their information. No one had tried to shove this consultant out through the door. Instead, our ministers rushed to fulfil Lemberg’s wish – replace members in management boards of freeports. This clearly demonstrates to society that the state will always primarily focus on securing the welfare of the criminally accused oligarch. Teachers and doctors can wait.»

According to him, the popular Latvian politologist Vita Matīsa had clearly defined Latvia’s problems and the people to blame for them in her interview to 1:1 programme of LTV. Politicians, officials and businessmen are the ones to blame for catastrophically low respect for the country’s political system, which is also the weakest point in Latvia’s defence. «Latvia is riddled with weak points. It is their [traitors] accomplishment,» – said Matisa. She added: «In the past ten years I have seen people in Latvia’s politics who can be easily called traitors of the state». Matisa believes the servility of Latvians before the government expressed in the Zolitude tragedy is a bad characteristic of Latvians in general. It is only a more apparent and shocking part of irresponsibility, greed and servility, she added.

«There it is. Matisa managed to explain everything what many people knew about, saw and felt for themselves. This is why many people abandon Latvia and never return,» – said Landmanis.

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