21 June 2012, 15:21

Latvian justice minister resigns over Jewish property handover

Latvian justice minister resigns over Jewish property handover

Latvia’s Justice Minister Gaidis Berzins has resigned over differences with Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis on the return of property owned by Jewish organizations before World War II to the Jewish community.

The premier rejected Berzins’s arguments against the handover.

A month ago, the government received a letter from the Latvian Council of Jewish Communities, which said that Latvia was one of the few European countries that had no law on the restitution of Jewish property.

Berzins refused to form a working group to prepare the necessary documents on the issue.

Interfax

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