bnn.lv Latviski   bnn-news.com English   bnn-news.ru По-русски
Ceturtdiena 21.09.2017 | Name days: Matīss, Modris, Mariss
LatviaLatvia

Opinion: under the whip of self-proclaimed rulers

FaceBook
Twitter
Draugiem
print
(No Ratings Yet)

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUIn June 2015, Janis Vitolins, who coordinates balanced activities in the field of balanced environmental development, investment attraction and supervision over the Environmental Monitoring Office in Ventspils City Council, sued Ventspils activist and defender of the city’s residents’ rights Ivars Jansons. It is worth noting that Vitolins has been the 1st deputy of Ventspils City Council Chairperson and 1st deputy of Ventspils Freeport Chairperson since 1996.

This information was provided to BNN by Ventspils City Council deputy Aivis Landmanis.

The opinion the pensioner expressed over the internet in comments and in a video blog apparently caused ‘terrible moral suffering’ for Vitolins (suffering worth EUR 5,000 no less), which the disrespectful pensioner should compensate, as Landmanis ironically described the whole situation.

«Can you name any other city that is managed by a criminally accused, legally limited person who is awarded with a Third Class Three Star Order, hates the West and NATO and happens to be a former member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union?»

Where else can you find such over-abundance of festivities and fireworks held in favour of «newly-opened, successfully functioning, well-paid» production plants and «reasonably and rationally» congested urban environment?

Where else can you find officials who stand on guard of the «No subsistence or self-advertisement at the state’s expense. Everything for the people’ motto», Landmanis rhetorically asks.

«Even the prizes presented on behalf of the city and their laureates are selected fairly – the people say ‘NO’, Lembergs says ’YES’ and the prize is awarded to the municipality’s and freeport’s generously financed Ventas Balss newspaper editor Gundega Mertena. Certainly this award is given for the democracy provided by Putin’s trolls.»

«Oh, yes, about the mountain. Isn’t it great that the mountain (along with all of its attractions and infrastructure), which was financed using funds from the municipality and Latvian Olympic Committee, carries the name of our Lord and Father Lembergs?» – the deputy continues.

He notes that everything has a massive scale to it in Kurzeme. «Every day, the city’s and state media (using our money, no doubt) report about new and well-paid jobs. They also often tell us about the wonderful living conditions, different entertainment events and our ever-growing wages – all of it is told to be the accomplishment of the city’s Father. We are told about accomplishments of the Freeport, which happens to be managed by our Lord, about environmental conditions beneficial for the environment and human health. «Unemployment’ is a term that no longer exists in Ventspils. We, as we are told, a chosen city, and our country, Europe and the whole world adore us. It is none other than our Lord and Savior Aivars who takes care of us all the time.

All would have been well if not for some ‘saboteur and terrorist’. There is no place for such hateful and ungrateful individuals in our fair city. Pensioner Ivars Jansons is one of them. This is why actions of Janis Vitolins, a recipient of VI Class Cross of Recognition, are considered heroic,» – Landmanis continues expressing his irony.

«Our state politicians have much to learn from Ventspils residents. If we wish to develop our country, they should stay one guard to protect our country’s interests. Every politician and official should face and defeat their darkest nemesis. For Vitolins it was an ungrateful pensioner. But there are many of them left in the country: greedy teachers, doctors, police officers and other criminal elements. These ‘unsavoury types’ who dare to demand better living conditions should be sued for their disrespect and insolence. They must be taught that there is no place in our country for individuals who dare criticize hard(ly)-working officials.

It should be added that I, as a deputy of Ventspils City Council, should also rethink my ‘disrespectful’ attitude. I was wrong to believe corruption and thieving officials are to blame for Latvia’s misfortunes. It turns out, in order for the country to develop, our government needs more criminally accused lembergs and other poorly-working vitolini. Corruption in state institutions should be legalized and ‘insolent’ pensioners, teachers, doctors and police officers who do nothing but bother hard(ly) working officials should be sued and made to compensate moral suffering of the people to whom we owe our welfare,» – concludes Landmanis.

The video blog and Vitolin’s case against the pensioner can be viewed here:

http://sunubuda.tv/lemberga-vietnieks-janis-vitolins-iesudz-tiesa-pensionaru/

Ref: 103.109.109.3735


Leave a reply

KNAB to procure 66 high-class safes for EUR 78,000

Latvia’s Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau announced last week a procurement procedure for 66 first-class safes, as confirmed by KNAB and Procurement Monitoring Bureau.

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between EU and Canada comes into force

On Thursday, 21 September, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the European Union and Canada came into force, as confirmed by European Commission’s r press service in Latvia.

Ašeradens: productivity of Latvia’s economy is far behind Europe

Productivity of Latvia’s economy is far behind Europe – 43% behind the average productivity level in the European Union is actual prices, said Economy Minister Arvils Ašeradens in an interview to Neatkarīgā newspaper.

In pictures: Diversity of heads of state UN General Assembly

What suits and costumes have been chosen by presidents of 12 countries in several continents? BNN has compiled a picture gallery devoted to the UN General Assembly taking place this week in New York.

LVSADA is satisfied with healthcare funding legislative draft

The council of Latvian Health and Social Care Workers' Union has decided to conceptually support healthcare funding legislative draft, which was developed in cooperation with Healthcare Ministry, Association of Latvian Hospitals and Latvian Employers’ Confederation.

Riga Airport becomes part of TOP 5 of Europe’s rapidly growing airports

16.2% passenger number increase has allowed Riga International Airport to become one of five most rapidly growing airports in Europe in July. Riga airport has entered the group of airports whose number of serviced passengers reaches 5 – 10 million a year, according to information compiled by Airport Council International.

Producer prices in Estonia rise 4.7% August-to-August

The producer price index of industrial output in Estonia has from July to August this year grown by 0.8%, but from August last year – by 4.7%, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Nordea and DNB merge to officially happen on 1 October

In accordance with the recent decision of the European Commission to approve the plans of Nordea and DNB Bank to merge their activities in Baltic States, the business deal will take place officially on 1 October 2017.

Kaljulaid in UN underlines effects of climate change and lack of women in peace talks

As the Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid made her first address at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, September 19, she pointed out to world leaders effects of climate change and need to involve more women in peace talks.

Pabriks: Russia failed to intimidate anyone with Zapad exercises

Information acquired during Zapad 2017 military exercises will be enough to assess the tactics used and strategy, said MEP Artis Pabriks in an interview to Rīta panorama programme of LTV.

Latvian Court Administration invests in development Georgia’s court system

Latvian Court Administration opens Twinning project in Tbilisi, Georgia. This project provides for supporting rule of law and independence of court in Georgia to improve the professionalism of judges and court employees, as reported by Court Administration’s European Social Fund project manager Anna Skrjabina.

Spanish police seizes documents related to Catalonia referendum

As Spanish central government seeks derail the October 1 Catalonian independence referendum, which has been banned by the country's Constitutional Court, police in the autonomous region has seized boxes of documents related to holding the vote.

Court orders Loginovs and Pečaks to pay back illegally spent finances

Riga Regional Court has ordered former Riga Freeport CEO Leonids Loginovs and his deputy Aigars Pečaks to repay illegally spent finances in the amount of EUR 856,951.

Mexico shaken by tragic 7.1-magnitude earthquake

Buildings in Mexico City collapsed as a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck in central Mexico taking the lives of no less than 220 people.

VNT director: I’m not desperate, managing such challenges is why we are here

Increase of infrastructure tariffs means cargo transports in Latvia’s direction will also become more expensive. In spite of that, Ventspils nafta terminals as a competitive commercial company that is interested in carrying cargoes from Belarus and Russia will definitely pay attention to tariff prices. «And in this case we are not the most competitive,» VNT Managing Director Lars Pantzlaff comments the situation over the plans of Latvijas Dzelzceļš to raise railway tariff plans.

Judins says parliamentary committee «is going nowhere»

The work performed by Saeima’s investigative committee in charge of oligarch case does not fit the established goal to investigate and analyse possible state capture, says member of the committee and Unity’s Saeima faction Andrejs Judins.

Study: residents criticize development of Latvia general situation the most

With the coming of autumn, residents’ optimism has declined significantly, according to results of Baltic International Bank’s Latvian Barometer.

Number of occupied jobs in Latvia up 9.3 thousand

At the end of the first half of 2017, in Latvia there were 903.2 thousand occupied posts, and, compared to the end of the first half of 2016, the number has grown by 9.3 thousand or 1.0 %.

Latkovskis says sometimes questionable votes are lobbied in Saeima in secret

There have been cases sin which questionable votes were being lobbied in the parliament in secret. Compared with last year, this tendency is demonstrating growth, said Saeima deputy Ilmārs Latkovskis in an interview to Latvijas Avīze.

E-governance advocate Ilves comments on alleged Estonian ID card vulnerability

The ex-President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves, who has been an active advocate of e-governance has emphasised that a possible security risk with Estonian ID cards has not put that the country's reputation as an e-state at risk.

Delna invites Saeima to support initiative to liquidate option to abstain from votes

Society for openness Delna invites Saeima deputies to support public initiative and liquidate the option for deputies to abstain from votes.

82% of Estonian households use mobile internet at home

As to the choice of internet connection in Estonia, 82% of Estonian households use mobile internet at home, Estonian statisticians have estimated.

Baltic Express attracts railway cargoes; decline noted for other carriers

Railway cargo carrier Baltic Express more than doubled its cargo volumes in the first seven months of 2017. Meanwhile, other two cargo carriers – LDz Cargo and Baltic Transit Service – have suffered cargo declines. Baltic Association – Transport and Logistics notes that it is ringing the alarm over the situation in the industry, not over the interests of its members.

Survey: more than half of Latvian residents are half-serious about their health

44% of Latvian residents use all medicine prescribed by their doctor when they get sick, according to data from Mana Aptieka&Apotheka health index.

In pictures: Zapad drill in full swing

BNN offers you an insight into the quadrennial join military training of Belarus and Russia, which have been inspected in person by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu.

Newest comments