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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUInguna Sudraba’s approval for the oligarch talks parliamentary investigative committee’s board would the equivalent of the parliament deciding not to permit searches in Slesers’ home, Unity members say.

By electing Sudraba in the parliamentary investigative committee when there has been information that Sudraba was mentioned in Ridzene talks in relation to the possible illegal influence of a third country in political processes in Latvia, Saeima deputies demonstrate cynical attitude towards society and actively act against the goals of the investigative committee, Unity states.

The vote for her approval as head of the committee is the equivalent of the Saeima’s decision to prohibit the search in Ainars Slesers’ home in 2011, which resulted in the Saeima being dissolved in the end.

Unity had previously proposed rejecting Inguna Sudraba for the committee and picking each member individually, but the parliament rejected this proposal.

«The decision to put the committee responsible for the investigation of oligarch talks to the person who is clearly in the middle of a conflict of interests creates confusion about the true political interests of the deputies who voted in her favour and ruins the prestige of the entire parliament and decreases the already low public trust towards politicians,» Unity continues.

In response to the vote, Unity promises to demand a quality investigation from the head of the committee and transparent reports to prevent individuals involved in Ridzene talks from influencing the work of the committee.

Andrejs Judins from Unity, Martins Sics from Latvian Association of Regions, Igors Pimetovs from Harmnony, Ritvars Jansons from VL-TB/LNNK, Inguna Sudraba from To Latvia from the Heart and Ainars Mezulis from the Union of Greens and Farmers have been delegated to the parliamentary committee for the investigation of Oligarch case.

The investigative committee was formed to assess information from the criminal case regarding factors that led to the criminal case being ended at the preliminary investigation stage.

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  1. Ilmars says:

    Is there any member of the Latvian Parliament that is not a crook.

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