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Coalition to discuss SRS manager’s salary next week

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Monday, 29 August, parties forming the ruling coalition in Latvia will make a decision on the matter regarding the salary of the head of the State Revenue Service, as Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis promised journalists after a coalition meeting.

Martings Krievins, head of the State Chancellery, has been asked to prepare several possible solutions in regards to the increase of the salary for the head of SRS, as noted by the prime minister. This matter was not discussed in the coalition today.

When asked about Unity’s readiness to support the increase of salary only for the head of SRS, the deputy leader of the party Edvards Smiltens said – if it is the only obstacle in a person’s way to take that particular post, the salary could be increased. The politician does have certain suspicions that there are multiple reasons, and salary is only one of them.

Politician Janis Dombrava of the National Alliance notes that an increase of salary is one of the methods to find the best possible candidate.

Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs notes that salary is one of the most important factors to finding good candidates. He noted that the matter regarding the pay in state administration is also being discussed by the government.

The coalition today also discussed the matter regarding business launching and the ecosystem of small businesses, as well as the necessary support stimuli. Parties of the coalition agreed to discuss this matter within a work group to then submit the project to the Saeima for review, as noted by Smiltens.

After the coalition meeting, Dombrava noted that another topic was discussed – the National Alliance turned everyone’s attention towards the proposal extended by Defence Ministry to the Foreign Affairs Ministry to turn to the UN in relation to the organization’s public campaign ‘Refugee Agency in Latvia’, which «we believe to be unacceptable, anti-governmental and absolutely unnecessary». He added that Latvia pays the agency considerable amounts of money and that the country does not wish to receive such campaigns at the expense of taxpayers’ money.

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