Saeima group focuses on Latvians abroad

A parliamentary working group on improving relations with Latvians abroad has been formed in the Saeima, the Jaunais laiks (New Era) party has announced in Rīga.

Formation of the group was suggested by Solvita Āboltiņa, a member of parliament representing Jaunais laiks.

The 11-member group includes members of parliament Solvita Āboltiņa, Silva Bendrāte, Guntis Bērziņš, Ina Druviete, Krišjānis Kariņš, Aigars Pētersons and Kārlis Strēlis, all of Jaunais laiks; as well as Silva Golde, Aleksandrs Kiršteins, Pēteris Tabūns and Ērika Zommere, all of Tautas partija (People’s Party).

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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