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Šlesers - Latvian grābējs or savior?

Lot LPP / LC leader and former transport minister and now MP Ainars Šlesers is preparing to become the mayor of Riga 6.jūnijā ongoing municipal elections.

"After 6.jūnija when I become mayor of a large policy change in the country. Riga will have a major role, and its impact on policy so as never before. Riga potential is not exploited. New York is [Michael] Blumbergs, Moscow - [Yuri] Lužkovs, but in Riga will Šlesers, "an interview in the" Business & Baltija promise politician.

But she and other communications are no less interesting, and occasionally even dangerous. The court, the Court finds that at least Šlesers have loudly said that last part is happening in 20 years of political life - coming to power, people will put their positions. Because it really has always been that every minister, political leader, has always tried to make it what we call the key items to be Savējie: the lot of very loyal and obedient people. Experience shows that a lot of landlords are often not relevant to the case workers in his organs had experienced in the sector concerned, educated, etc.. They need to ensure that such executives unconditional order to do everything by bosam need. Also, these cilvēciņiem it is beneficial because of their work, they are essentially being given to the market situation is often not the monthly fee.

Of particular note eksministra pakratīšana with tēvzemiešiem finger - if it is a member of Kaspars Gerhards change LPP / LC people in the Ministry of Transport, Šlesers, in the case will come to Riga City Council, will do the same with the TB / LNNK members.

First and foremost is already fairly short - when it will come to Riga Šlesers measured in a chair, he does not have special ceremonies tēvzemiešu šaliko instead of one, irrespective of what is now do or do Gerhardt. It Šlesers himself has acknowledged publicly. Second ... What's the Gerhard thus far has committed to - that ensured that the board member from office Passenger train to go Šlesers driver's son. The man, who was unable even to say how much is his salary, although it was measured in several thousand lats. (The question - for which all passenger train needed a marketing expert!)

It is noted that the present situation, the focus is reached directly Šlesers, however, such a system there is not one of Latvia's political organization and is ingrained to the point that a large part of the public already perceived as a norm, and it is sad enough.

Both the parliamentary mandate renewal, which provides immunity from legal persecution, and the desire to be closer to the home and action against corruption cases are in stark contrast with the pompous Šlesers declared conviction that the local elections as early as June 6, he will become the mayor of Riga. "My goal is to take over power in Riga", "I have no doubt that I will be the mayor of Riga", "my political ambitions, business experience and ability to attract investment would put me out of competition" - NRA Šlesers dižojas interview on Thursday. (Missing only leather girdles and pātadziņas: "You are not optional, you are my slave!")

If the "gas floor bulldozer" Šlesers truly "take over power in Riga", the corruption here probably declaring the same void as the Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs which he mentions as a "strong leader" model. Ministry of Transport of its iekopts octopus with all the "drivers' sons' is already promising to be transferred to the Riga City Council:" When I take over power in Riga, there will, for all those who are able to work in the municipality. Of course, I will put his people in positions! "And tak already made up that hall I will be no" right "nor" Left ", not fractions, not the coalition, but all the work for him" as a unified team. "

Why the link in Parliament to fight corruption, if the governor would cost dižs already after less than three months? Behind all lielmanīgās boast himself pasprūk biggest concern: "Any investigation before 6.jūnija be clearly seen only on the political order." So, still waiting for an investigation? Know the Edis?

If so, Šlesers probably happy piestrādātu not just about corruption apkarotāju Parliament, but, for example, for the external advisor or a consultant KNAB prosecutor's office. A double or neplīst - Saeima piesegs may prove to be insufficiently robust to time to seat Riga measured, rather than in a harder chair.

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Bakke, once again, "izhēmojis" land

It turns out the former Chairman of the Saeima, "tēvzemietis» Janis Straume, at that time, became known for his Old Town apartment sales scheme elegantly circumventing taxes, there is still no peace in the operation of sambo property sector: last year, has since the beginning of decline in real estate, he succeeded in 1554 square meters of land Jūrmala sell for almost half a million lats - that is, more than 300 per square meter.

As the National Lursoft information, property in Jurmala, 10 Salmon Street, J. Straume bought in 2002. In June, it officially paying a 23.5 thousand lats. Six years later he sold it already for thousands of pounds 491.9 - two-thirds ownership of 327.8 thousands of pounds purchased in 1943. Butvillo Nicholas was born, but the remaining third of the 164.1 thousand lats - 1962. Ainars was born in spring.

The money received former politician, who is often cited as an example of good and productive life in different comfortable positions in public companies, useful. As demonstrated in his 2007. Officers of the declaration aizpērn he bought an apartment and garage, together paid more than 208 thousand lats. This amount was to Mr Straume 130 square meters of dwelling and garage close to Jurmala, Dubultu prospectus 62a.

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Šlesers "Passenger Train" Board of Governors to be considered as family firms

Last year JSC "Passenger Train" (PV) the Board has appointed Kaspars Upenieks traffic minister Aināra Šlesers (LPP / LC) driver's son, is now the Latvian television program "100" confirmed Minister.

After the program's information, Šlesers driver's son, previously worked as a municipal police kārtībnieku and rapporteur of the National Probation Service, while the minister maintains that Upenieks education is acquired in connection with the marketing sector, because he is convinced that the new member of the board of his duties carried out professionally.

"It does not matter who he is son. This man was chosen by the professional criteria, "said Šlesers.

The fact that Upenieks are aware of Mr Šlesers does not mean that he would be a good professional in a major on the board. Maybe that Upenieks able to perform their duties, but the doubt arises from the fact that when a country without a job is very much a professional staff with many higher education and high levels of professional experience, then so very tempting position is newly appointed to a guy from school promises.

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TB / LNNK feeding on centrāltirgus money

Riga Central Market (RCM) agent business, where big commercial area originally leased the company, which they then sub-leased, it is common practice, studied by the newspaper Diena. Their usefulness is debatable, since the commercial space for rent is the same Central task. RCT press agent John Basēvičs explained that the market was favorable to rent as soon as big companies in the area and "to the following principles are also other markets both in Latvia and the world."

The current arrangement is beneficial to both the number of political forces, who got a solid business with minimal risk, and possibly also serve for the current batch feed. Business registers serving companies Lursoft data show that for nearly ten years the market operated Harmony Center for the Riga City Council Group leader Mikhail Kameņeckis the past three years, one of the member associations of the new batch of a donation center Ls 5000. When, after the local elections in 2005 led the market came tēvzemieši, it soon became the business market in the current Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins (TB / LNNK). Just tēvzemiešu under the auspices of the chairman of the board became life-long employee of the N. Market Cibuļska. Currently, she is from their duties suspended.

Minister of short memory

How did you get the idea for the business market, Mr Berzins Dienai inability to remember. The lease agreement he partly owned company GIA won without contest as the market work by the principle - if there is free trade area, anyone can log in to the market, explained Mr Basēvičs. Information on free trade areas and elsewhere are not publicly available, it can be known only market in the administration.

Last year the firm GIA was more than 190 thousand lats high turnover. Market rents the company paid a 60 Ls 000, shows the company's annual report. Company profit last year was LVL 50 000. From unofficial sources Dienai known that KNAB from the market in the administration of the company izprasījis GIA-related documents.

J. Basēvičs explained that in some cases, a major trading area of the lease the organization of competitions. Already in 1998 the tender for an RCT in enclosed areas reconstruction and long-lease rights for 19 years, won the only candidate firm CN and partners. The company was founded a couple of weeks before the victory. Through the middle of its owner is one of the founders of Parex Bank, the current real estate activists with controversial reputation Juris Vanags, as well as a former lawyer, Parex Bank, Riga has said the current alderman M. Kameņeckis.
Both gentlemen have branded Movement N shareholders, and in 2001 rented for fifteen years, got the fish pavilion.

RCT former mistress Cibuļska N. Day interview before a couple of months said that while the market leader in on a couple of warehouses, in the majority of enclosed sales space belongs to private owners, which is leased from the market in the municipality-owned land. In fact, the market has managed Spīķeri six and five pavilions, only those on long time-limits for private hire. Besides the above mentioned companies are already the largest tenant of the middle RCM web site also referred to the firm Viar (dairy and food pavilion), Trade House Latgale District (it is associated with N. Cibuļsku) and Luto. The latter two companies are linked by a single owner - the general public unknown Anita Darzins.

Lease agreements with the listed firms closed for at least ten years. J. Basēvičs explained that the rental fee each year to review and approval of the board of three people. In recent years, the board chairwoman of the N. Cibuļska. How much charge of their apakšnomniekiem requires the big firms, markets and wring even knowing, because it was already commercial. Day found that rents are at least two, sometimes even three, four times higher.

"This practice is iegājusies since 90.gadiem, and we as a council can do nothing. Contracts are not impossible to breach, because they are closed up to 40 years. Pieļauju if someone bigger rentee comes with significant investment, then such lease agreements is worthwhile, "said RCT council chairman Suratina Balodis (TB / LNNK).

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Jurmala mayor declared suspects beyond the powers

Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) the newly elected Mayor of Jurmala Ģirta Trence applied, the status of a suspected criminal case brought against a former Ltd. Jūrmala Hospital Board Chairman Juri Traces, the LNT television on Tuesday morning confirmed the same Ģ.Trencis.

"In this case, I can not give any information, I have kept in secrecy. But actually the situation is such that Tračuma Mr admitted very similar irregularities as many other leaders, and, among other things, the Constitutional Court Head Endziņš Sir, if nemaldos. He orders for premiums, where he premi, signed by himself. The bonus system the company had no any complaint, prēmēja more than half the company's employees. No other thing does not start - only Tračuma's based on the formal reason of the infringement, "the former Jūrmala Hospital infringement Trence explained.

However Tračums being at peace with the arrangements for the release of the work: "I look like that in this case must take into account also the other thing. In addition to cases of money are also Tračuma's complaint about how he was released from work, allowing the work of discrimination. "

Journalists at the "900 seconds" expressed their understanding that the new mayor of Jurmala not provide information about KNAB's questions, but sought to discover what the status for him in this case, as just revealed that the mayor Trence yesterday summoned the CPCB. Girts Trence then was forced to acknowledge that he applied to the suspect's status: "The status was that I should participate in criminal proceedings begun. The status of me is still to be consulted, but it is suspect. I will quietly and I can tell all the viewers, because I know: in this case, I much, there is a formal violation, and the composition, where appropriate, this te party make a refund, the municipality would be the best solution. "

Trence also was asked: if the conflict was about 23 thousands of pounds - about the fact that they were spent illegally, and the composition was about 11 thousands - why not the whole amount? Trence explained that to some extent in Latvia is guided by the precedents - had been a number of courts and, after Trenc's information, none of the defendants did not receive actual prison sentences: "Usually they are from ordered to repay thousands of eighty eight thousand. Also in this case I am not certain that the entire amount will be recovered. At the same time, Mr Tračuma have an opportunity and he also asks the court for discrimination, which, if the municipality loses, the amount recovered and will be higher. "

In response to the question whether such a compromise agreement with Traces was the best solution, Trence said that it as such.

KNAB confirmed that Ģ.Trencis found on the suspect official powers. The decision was issued on 30 September. Ģ.Trencim suitable for non-custodial safety measure. For more information, KNAB currently does not provide.