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Latvia’s ruling coalition refuses to pay increased attention to Panama documents case

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe ruling coalition in Latvia refused to look into the Panama documents case in more detail, as noted by Solvita Aboltina, leader of Unity, which voiced this proposal.

According to Aboltina, it is necessary to look for ways to resolve this topical problem in Latvia. «We believe Finance Ministry, which is responsible for Latvia’s tax policy, should prepare a report on the possible impact the leak of Panama documents and information contained in them about certain Latvian residents can have on the state of things here,» – said Aboltina in an interview to Rīta Panorāma programme of LTV.

Aboltina adds that Unity’s proposal has yet to receive sufficient support in the coalition. Time will tell if it can be realized at all.

As previously reported, 11.5 million documents leaked from Mossack Fonseca show that this company has been helping politicians and celebrities hide their properties from tax services for years. The leaked documents detail operations that spanned nearly 40 years. Mossack fonseca has branches in more than 35 countries of the world.

Panama documents also mention certain famous Latvians, including Aibars Lembergs; businessman Ainars Gulbis and his son, tennis player Ernests Gulbis; airBaltic’s new investor, German businessman Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmess; founder of Lido catering company Gunars Kirsons and others, as reported by Re:Baltica.


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