As emphasized by the participants of the picket, in Latvia, unlike Lithuania and Estonia the problem of tenants of the denationalized houses has not been solved yet. The protesters had prepared for the Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis the letter with the requirement to guarantee the fulfillment of the decisions of the Supreme Council of the Republic of Latvia (LR) of 30 October 1991 "On the law of the Republic of Lithuania "On the return houses to their rightful owners" and "On the procedure of entry into force of the law "On the denationalization of households in LR".
In accordance with this decision until 1 January 1991 was to be developed and submitted to the Supreme Council of the Republic of Lithuania draft law on compensation, but it's still not done, said one of the organizers of the picket, the General Powers.
"We believe that to ignore the decision of the Supreme Council and to pretend it does not exist, immoral," he said. The implementation of this decision would eliminate discrimination of residents of these houses, consider the protesters.
Landlords require tenants of the denationalized houses excessively high rents, with him, for example, require 6 euros per square meter, and it is still going to increase, and for non-payment to evict tenants from their apartments without providing proper housing, said Powers.
The protesters demand the government not to approve the new law on rent of residential premises, until the adoption of the law on compensation in accordance with the aforementioned decision of the Supreme Council.
Some protesters said that they, most likely, will have no choice but to turn to the European court of human rights.
On Thursday at meeting of state secretaries of ministries is developed by the Ministry of economy new law on rent of residential premises, designed to facilitate the development of market rental housing.