Harmony names its EP election leaders

The leaders of Harmony's list in the European Parliament (EP) elections will be MEP and co-chairman of the party Nils Ušakovs, public activist Olga Petkeviča  and co-chairwoman of the political force Regīna Ločmele, the agency LETA found out January 9.

The Harmony Board approved the list of candidates for the EP elections and the party's election program on Tuesday, January 9.

The presentation of the list and election programme will take place on January 27. This will happen, as the party points out, “at the farthest point from the capital of the European Union” – in Zilupe, the easternmost in Latvia.

As Ušakovs told the agency LETA, it is necessary to work towards more money at the EP level to overcome the economic crisis and the consequences of war. Similarly, separate financial support is needed for regions located at the external border of the EU – Latvia and Latgale, as well as Estonia, Lithuania, and Finland.

The party also wants to work on the issue of introducing a European minimum pension based on the European minimum wage model - the introduction of a common European approach to establishing a minimum standard pension.

Harmony's priority will also be the housing program - more support for both heating and renovating the existing housing stock and building new, modern housing. The party would also advocate the creation of a European Health Union, stressing that the EU should be much more involved in health and medicine, without leaving it to all national authorities.

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