Latvian Railways chief dismissed

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The Latvian Railways (LDz) Council has decided to dismiss Māris Kleinbergs, the Chairman of the company's Board of Governors, Latvian Television reported on February 9.

Earlier this week, the Council of LDz said it was not satisfied with Kleinbergs' work. Jānis Lange, chairman of the Council of LDz, explained to the media that the Council's and Kleinbergs' views of the future of the company were not consistent.

Kleinbergs was appointed Chairman of the Board of Governors of LDz in March 2020 and his term was until 2025. Now his final work day is February 9.

When Kleinbergs leaves the company, it is planned to launch a competition for the post. Vita Balode-Andrūsa and Rinalds Pļavnieks are currently on the Board.

This year the LDz Council was also experiencing changes, with the removal of Juris Kaļeņuks and Andris Maldups from their posts.

LDz is the Latvian public-use railway infrastructure manager and includes six subsidiaries responsible for infrastructure, cargo, rolling stock, security, and logistics.

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