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Latvia Welfare Minister: municipalities need more monitoring

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Minister of Welfare Raimonds Vejonis

Monitoring of local municipalities should be reinforced in a way development would take place not only in the capital city of Riga, but also outside it, the Minister of Welfare Raimonds Vejonis (Vējonis) said in LTV1 broadcast Labrīt, Latvija!

If a wealthy municipality can be lead into a bankruptcy , it means something is wrong with its management run by persons not suitable for those posts, believes the Minister, indicating he would like to achieve that one does not have to «rush to Riga, because of minor problems,» but the local municipalities would perform also the so-called agency function.

Vejonis emphasizes it is necessary to introduce deposits system, as well as waste separation and recycling call for attention. This includes recycling waste into energy at once, slightly promoting Latvia independence in the field of energetics.

When commenting upon the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis correspondence with the doctor Aivars Slucis, Vejonis admits the situation is not pleasant and the Greens and Farmers Union (Zaļo Zemnieku savienība) has asked Unity (Vienotīoba) to make the decision itself. He says the confidence vote has already taken place and the government keeps working, which is the most significant thing. He believes it might not be correct to dismiss a minister who has just took up the post.


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  1. Tim says:

    Who doesn’t need supervision.

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