One of influential Latvian politicians, the seaport of Ventspils mayor Aivars Lembergs confirmed the statement of independent Latvian TV-channel LNT that public and politic life in Latvia is being controlled by so-called “Brotherhood” conspiracy. He said during a press conference that it ha been suggested to him to join the organisation, too, but he had refused to do it. A day before LNT claimed that all the public and political life in Latvia is being controlled by a group of influential politicians, bankers and businessmen, members of conspiracy “Brotherhood”, which exists for about 8 years, but not by the President, the Parliament and the Government. LNT channel states that ex-PM, the current leader of the biggest parliamentary party, “People’s Party”, Andris Skele, current and former Finance Ministers Gundars Berzins and Edmunds Krastins, director of Privatisation Agency Yanis Naglis and other people famous in Latvia are among the members of the conspiracy. LNT TV-journalists confirmed their statements by a audio-record, made during one of the Latvian “neo-masons” meetings. This information was not disproved by anybody. PM Andris Berzins only said through his press-secretary that he was not informed about the existence of such an organisation.
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