Deniz polisinden Adalar çevresinde 'deniz taksi' denetimi

Last week, Latvia's attorney general launched an investigation into the misuse of state funds after it emerged that Kariņš allegedly spent up to €1.3 million on renting a private jet for official trips.

"I am handing over my resignation notice to Prime Minister Evika Siliņa," Kariņš told reporters, adding that he would remain in office until April 10.

According to Latvian public procurement law, public officials are required to use the cheapest services available for official trips.

US-born Kariņš has chartered a private jet more than a dozen times, despite having regular direct flights from Latvia's capital, Riga, to destinations including Belgium, Germany and Poland.

Krišjānis Kariņš served as prime minister of Latvia from 2019 until 2023, when he resigned after his government began to lose popular support.

"There is no official candidate yet for the vacant position at the foreign ministry," said Prime Minister Siliņa.

America News Agency

 

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