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Piebalgs: UGF’s popularity is critically low, which causes concerns

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RU«The popularity of the management of the Union of Greens and Farmers is critically low. This causes serious concerns. If we truly want things to change, politicians have to be dynamic and prepared to think outside the usual categories,» says Unity chairman Andris Piebalgs.

He explains that initiatives in the government cannot be technocratic and aimed at the preservation of the existing system. Society expects reforms that would bring a new order.

This week, the politician mentioned at a meeting that his party’s goal is creating a policy that would help Latvia achieve excellence.

Piebalgs called Economy Minister Arvils Aseradens’ priority to introduce a ‘consult first’ principle ambitious. This basically means a full reformation of the government, its approach to problem solving and way of thinking, the politician said.

«Change of focus, according to Piebalgs, has also taken place in relation to education. In conclusion of the teachers’ pay reform, it is necessary to continue reforms by introducing a new concept for educational materials,» said the head of Unity. Piebalgs also praised the work of Welfare Minister Janis Reirs on the formation of a social protection and minimal income support system.

To help reduce the crime level, it is important to enhance the capacity of Latvian Security Police in the field of anti-terrorism efforts and form a specialized unit to combat cyber-crime, said the head of Unity.

«Sustainable development is not possible without allies in Europe and USA. Because of that, there are certain challenges that stand before the Foreign Affairs Ministry,» Piebalgs said.

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