Posts tagged as New Conservative Party

Vitoliņš succeeds jailed Lembergs as Ventspils mayor

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Members of Ventspils City Council on Monday elected former vice-mayor Jānis Vitoliņš (For Latvia and Ventspils) the new mayor of Ventspils, the LETA newswire was told at the town hall. Vitoliņš ran against rival candidate Bruno Jursevics of the New Conservative Party (JKP) in the mayoral election. Vitoliņš was elected Ventspils mayor by seven votes and five abstentions. Five councilors voted for Jurševics, six voted against him and one councilor abstained. On July…

JKP proposed Gatis Eglītis as candidate for Economics Minister

Monday, May 17, 2021

Latvian Radio reported May 17, that New Conservative Party (JKP) has joined the race for management of Economics Ministry and has advanced Saeima deputy Gatis Eglītis for the position. JKP is currently the biggest faction in the Saeima with 15 seats in the parliament. Gatis Eglītis is now a candidate alongside  businessman Pēteris Šmidre advanced by National Alliance and former Economics Minister Jānis Vitenbergs (NA). Last week, after  dismissal of Economics Minister…

Latvia: New Conservative Party suggests freezing cadastral values until 2026

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The ruling five-party goverment coalition has so far failed to agree on the precise details of a revision of the real estate tax system. Now one of the coalition parties, the New Conservative Party (JKP) has submitted a draft law to the Saeima, which provides for both the freezing of cadastral values and the task for the government to revise the real estate tax system, JKP proposes to continue to apply the…

Politologist: Artis Pabriks would not be a good choice for prime minister

By Juris Rozenvalds on Monday, December 10, 2018

Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis should nominate a neutral politician as the next prime minister candidate, someone who hasn’t insulted New Conservative Party and KPV LV yet, says politologist Juris Rozenvalds. He explains that because of this reason Artis Pabriks would not be a good choice, nor would it be a good idea to nominate someone from the Union of Greens and Farmers. According to Rozenvalds, someone like Roberts Zīle (National…

Gobzems offers New Conservative Party most ministerial posts, but on condition it agrees to join government with Greens/Farmers

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The president’s nominated prime minister candidate Aldis Gobzems (KPV LV) has offered the New Conservative Party the greatest number of ministerial posts in the next government, but only on condition it agrees to join a government with the Union of Greens and Farmers, according to information obtained by LETA. KPV LV itself wishes three seats in the new Cabinet – Gobzems as prime minister, Roberts Sprucs as finance minister and…

NCP’s proposed pension and benefit changes will cost state budget several hundred million euros

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

New Conservative Party’s proposals on changes for pensions and benefits will cost the next Latvian government several hundred million euros, according to estimates from ministries. NCP detailed commitment to increase non-taxable minimum for pensions to EUR 500 in the next two years and establish the minimal pension in the country at EUR 200. LETA has received ministries’ estimates on the cost of multiple proposals included in NCP’s offered plan. If…

First candidate list submitted for 13th Saeima elections

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

On Tuesday, 24 July, the New Conservative Party became the first political party in Latvia to submit a list of candidates for 13th Saeima elections. NCP’s list consists of 115 candidates. NCP’s chosen leaders are Juris Jurašs, Juta Strīķe, Jānis Bordāns, Krišjānis Feldmans and Ilga Šuplinska. Bordāns will be the party’s leader in Vidzeme, Feldmanis will be the leader in Zemgale, Strīķe will be the leader in Kurzeme, and Šuplinska…