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Ventspils residents: keep Lembergs away from airBaltic

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City of Ventspils is laughing at its Mayor Aivars Lembergs’ desire to get hold of the Latvian national airline airBaltic and solve its problems within a week, BNN correspondent in Ventspils reports.

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Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs

Residents of the city and the whole country in general take two sides. The smaller one compares Lembergs to the national hero Lacplesis, who will fight all the enemies and improve life in Latvia. However, the other side, a much greater one, is not having any illusions about Ventspils Mayor’s motivation. In the face of lost political influence and ability to work in favour of his own personal interests, Lembergs is now making use of each and every method not to lose remains of his strength. First and foremost, this can be seen in him trying to push Harmony Center (HC) into the government to get his hands on the Ministry of Transport. Secondly, we see it in his fantasy to turn chaos into perfection in mere seven day’s time. Just like the Creator did.

Ventspils residents recall that Lembergs once proposed to sell to the city council terminals that were operating in the port. And just for a single lat! It was because he could no longer control their cash flow. People also ironize, saying that the best way to destroy the national airline is to hand it over to Ventspils Mayor. In that case, airBaltic could expect the same future as the rest of major Lembergs’ businesses. In other words, British or Latvian courts would simply seize it.

According to yet another prediction, Lembergs would run airBaltic just like Free Port of Ventspils. Much is shrouded in mystery and even Council members are left without report on the port’s finances.

Inhabitants of the city are confused how exactly Lembergs would manage to sort out all airBaltic issues just in a week’s time if already a year has passed and he has not yet allowed to build a plant for pasta production in the territory of the grain terminal.

The most radical opinion was expressed by the former Council’s employee, who was dismissed on the grounds of opposing to the mayor. “A black hole exists not only in the universe – any Lembergs’ business is lost in his own black hole.”


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  1. Mareck says:

    Would Air Batic be in better hands with corrupt Latvian politicians and local mafiosos.

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  2. Sibella says:

    But he’s one of them!!!

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  3. Zak says:

    This guy is a real crook. I cant some Latvians still believe him. But I think his courtcases will end and he will go to jail. It is a crazy situation.

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