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Government agrees to put off the matter on dismissal of PM’s parliamentary secretary

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe National Alliance has agreed not to rush the selection of a replacement for Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma’s Parliamentary Secretary Rihards Kols.

Co-Chairperson of the National Alliance, Raivis Dzintars, says the party’s board had discussed the refugee matter and the situation with the parliamentary secretary post during yesterday’s meeting. However, no final decision was made during the meeting.

Dzintars said an agreement has been reached with Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma in regard to the matter with her parliamentary secretary. With that, NA will not rush the selection of a replacement for Rihards Kols.

Currently there is no certainty in regard to the refugee matter, said the leader of the party. He said the opinion that dominated the meeting provided for the use of all available resources in order to oppose the «forced resettlement of refugees». This matter is planned to be discussed by the Saeima European Affairs Committee. Depending on the committee’s decision, NA will assess its future actions.

Dzintars emphasized that such an important matter – resettlement of refugees in Latvia – requires a vote by the parliament.

As it is known, the Latvian government reached an agreement in regard to the refugee matter on 6 July, stating that Latvia would allow the resettlement of 250 people on its territory.

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