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Zatlers Chancellery spends 60 000 lats at Castle cafe

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President Valdis Zatlers and First Lady Lilita Zatlere

The President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers State Chancellery spent more than 5 000 lats monthy at the Riga Castle cafe in 2010. The owner of the cafe SIA Kuso has received more than 60 000 lats for the provided services, reports pietiek.com.

The portal points out in the «fat years», the former President of Latvia Vaira Vīķe Freiberga spent less for SIA Kuso services: 35 000 lats in 2003, 27 000 lats in 2004 and 36 000 lats in 2005.

It must be noted Vaira Vīķa Freiberga spending on catering services was considerable as well, yet not providing that much financial support to SIA Kuso cafe.

All in all 163 thousand lats was «ate» at the restaurant Vincents during Vīķe Freiberga presidency term of four years. 41 thousand lats was spent yearly on Nomeda – Sala production in 2003, almost 20 thousand lats in 2004, 36 thousand lats in 2005, 29 thousand lats in 2006 and a very impressive – 91 thousand lats – in first half of 2007 – totalling 218 thousand lats.

«During last four and a half years of Vīķe Freiberga presidency term, the President’s entourage «ate» more than 580 thousand lats in total, excluding many bills to catering companies outside Latvia, the spending was described in the book about Vaira Vīķe Freiberga spending on catering services.

Zatlers State Chancellery has been preparing explanations on this year’s spending for two weeks already and, according to the Chancellery spokespersons they are still not ready.


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  1. Simone says:

    Well, they have to use quality food, and gourmand dishes…

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