The Latvian Seim Commission refused to expand the program of payments to victims of totalitarianism This is reported by the Telegram channel of the Baltnews portal.
The Commission rejected the proposal of the national association “Everything for Latvia” to expand payments for the local Jewish community to other victims of totalitarianism, in particular to Latvians and Roma.
It is noted that a similar decision was made by parliamentarians due to the shortage of 40 million allocated for the corresponding payments to distribute the program to other categories of citizens.
Earlier, the Latvian Seim adopted a bill banning the public use of St. George's ribbons. The restriction will apply to entertainment and holiday events, meetings, processions and pickets.