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Shareholders of Valsts nekustamie īpašumi no longer trust Strautmane

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring a meeting of shareholders of Valsts nekustamie īpašumi this Tuesday, April 29th, shareholders expressed distrust for the current Chairwoman Baiba Strautmane. The decision was then made to relieve her of duties.

Distrust was expressed based on what is stated in the Law on Commerce – a member of the Board is expected to fulfil his or her duties with utmost care and responsibility.

VNĪ representative Daiga Laukšteina says Strautmane is currently on sick leave. Therefore, she is unable to provide comments on this decision. ‘In addition to that, only shareholders can provide comments on this decision,’ – added Laukšteina.

In her telephone interview to Panorāma programme of LTV, Strautmane said she has not received any notifications regarding her dismissal or any requests to provide explanations regarding any aspects of her work.

Strautmane admits, however, that she had been personally invited to attend the shareholders meeting, but she could not attend it because she is on sick leave and is required to undergo medical procedures. She adds it is hard for her to consider any reasons for this decision, because she is not aware of any.

Strautmane says she did everything in her powers to perform her duties as best as possible. This also applies to everything related to the fire at Riga Castle and other projects and situations.

When asked if it is true that she was presented with threats in relation to Riga Castle, Strautmane replied she had once received a warning that in such cases ‘people come and go’ and the project remains unrealized. ‘We met and talked with Guntis Ravis,’ – said Strautmane, adding that she got the message.

With reference to this information, Panorāma reports that the decision to dismiss Strautmane was made during the investigation into the cause of the fire at Riga Castle. It was concluded that responsibility is to be put on the shoulders of the managers of the building. However, the fire at Riga Castle is not the only reason behind Strautmane’s dismissal.

It was also decided to dismiss Andris Gadmanis from his post following his own decision. Following the opening of apposition in the Board, it was decided to appoint VNĪ Public Sector manager Andrejs Milzaraj as the new member.

Milzaraj was selected following a recommendation from the candidate selection committee. It is expected that he will enter his post on April 30th.

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