New Unity still unsuccessful in holding five-way party talks

On Tuesday, June 20, five-party talks were initiated by the New Unity, but yet again current coalition partners National Alliance and United List (AS) did not attend. Meanwhile, the management of state capital companies and the development of the capital market was discussed by the New Unity, the Union of Greens and Farmers (ZZS) and the Progressives.

The United List and the National Alliance politicians were also invited to the talks, but these political forces continue to ignore the negotiations in the five-party format, emphasizing their opposition to the extension of the existing governing coalition with the ZZS or the Progressives.

Tuesday's talks focused on one of the five priorities raised by the Prime Minister – the reform of capital companies. There are several state-owned companies in Latvia that could be listed on the stock exchange, the parties agreed.

Minister of Finance Arvils Ašeradens (New Unity) welcomed the fact that the Greens and the Progressives had a positive attitude on this issue, because the possible listing of state capital companies on the stock exchange during the forming of the government declaration was one of the “taboo issues” with the existing coalition partners – United List and the National Alliance.

“Summer gives more time to pronounce these taboo issues, and shows other dimensions, a pity that our colleagues don't come,” Ašeradens said.

The parties are expected to hold a further discussion this week on human rights issues, including the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

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