Government coalition plans to propose bill for removal of all monuments extolling communism and occupation

Published date23 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

RIGA, May 23 (LETA) - The government coalition is planning to propose a bill allowing for the removal of all monuments that have been built in honor of communism and Latvia's occupation by the Soviet Union, Justice Minister and Conservatives leader Janis Bordans said following the weekly coalition meeting on Monday.

The minister said that Arvils Aseradens, chairman of the Saeima Education, Culture and Science Committee, raised the issue at today's coalition meeting as his parliamentary committee has already drafted the bill.

Bordans informed about the draft legislation when asked about Riga City Council's warning that legislative amendments would be needed to simplify the removal of the monument to the Soviet Army in Victory Park in Pardaugava.

Bordans believes, however, that the monument glorifying occupation could be dismantled even without a special bill, but to ensure order and clear criteria, the...

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