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EP member: Latvia should consider putting Slesers up for auction

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TB/LNNK Chairman, European Parliament member Roberts Zile

Ainars Sleser’s never-ending optimism and ability to create amazing future visions for Latvia have reached their peak. Most probably Latvia should consider Slesers himself putting up for auction with a downward bidding. We could sell him to wealthy investors, the political party TB/LNNK Chairman, European Parliament member Roberts Zīle expresses his irony, when commenting upon Slesers idea to trade Latvian citizenship in exchange for a million euro.

However, seriously speaking, For Good Latvia Chairman Sleser’s statement is cynical and unworthy of a decent politician. Such an idea would be considered to be absurd from the perspective of any political force in Europe, also because of European common interests. Because what Slesers is actually willing to put up for sale is actually an easy way to be granted citizenship for large-scale unknown origin money holders, who, otherwise, would not be able to obtain it.

Zīle stresses, given the fact Slesers is one of the most famous Latvian politicians and a chairman of a political party represented in the European Parliament, his statement is damaging Latvia’s self-esteem and international reputation. There are certain things in the world that one simply cannot buy for money. And citizenship as one of the key elements of a state is by no means something you can simply purchase, he says.


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  1. Ren says:

    Another politician’s unwise announcement ….

  2. smatrii says:

    Zile’s announcement is just a piece of bullshit in large-scale cynical world. As if selling citizenship to augment degraded national income would be so much worse than Western Europes’s profiting on Eastern Europe’s corruption or incompetency. It’s the same economical machiavellism.

    Noone really wants to help others as seen by the means they’re using.

    Why out of ordinary profitting is called more cynical than already approved?

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