On August 4, Inčukalns County Council submitted an application to the Constitutional Court (SC) of the Republic of Latvia with a claim to recognize 32.4 of the Annex to the Law on Administrative Territories and Settlements “Administrative Territories, Their Administrative Centers and Territorial Divisions – County Cities and Parishes”. and 36.2. sub-paragraphs regarding inconsistencies with Article 1 and the first sentence of the second part of Article 101 of the Satversme of the Republic of Latvia, as well as with the sixth part of Article 4 and Article 5 of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.
“I believe that the mentioned regional reform is carried out not only without listening to the opinion of the residents of Inčukalns region, but also from the reformers so far the objectives of the reform have not been precisely defined, proposals have not been qualitatively prepared, not to mention the criteria and future vision for the region’s development., ”Explained Aivars Nalivaiko, Chairman of Inčukalns County Council.
As previously informed, the decision to apply to ST was made by eight out of a total of 15 deputies of Inčukalns County Council at the extraordinary council meeting on July 6. Inčukalns County Council deputies who supported the appeal to the ST believe that The regional reform proposed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (MEPRD) does not understand what will happen to the existing municipal infrastructure, education, police, sports, culture, social and other important services.
Recall that In the autumn of 2019 In the survey conducted in 2006, the residents of the region expressed support for an undivided Inčukalns region.