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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis is not satisfied with ministries’ proposed action plans for industries of the national economy. He has ordered ministries to re-develop their plans, as reported by the Cabinet of Minister.

It was originally planned to hold a meeting with the government’s social partners to discuss the action plan on 7 April. However, the prime minister has cancelled this meeting because ministries have failed to develop appropriate action plans.

Ministries were ordered to submit their action plans by 30 March. Two ministries have failed to develop action plans completely. The quality of action plans submitted by other ministries did not comply with criteria discussed as part of the government declaration. «Instead, action plans submitted by ministries have a lot of mention of declarative phrases and retelling of everyday important tasks,» – Kucinskis mentioned in a letter to social partners.

The prime minister’s office has sent commentaries about action plans back to ministries. The prime minister asked the ministries to re-develop action plans before 6 April.

It was originally planned to finish the government declaration by the end of April. The government declaration includes the goals of Kucinskis’ government.

President Raimonds Vejonis has also expressed his opinion in regards to the development of the action plan, adding that it has to be finished as soon as possible in order to achieve goals established by the government.

The government’s priorities include strengthening of the national economy; realizing reforms in education, science, healthcare; improving the demographic situation and quality of life for Latvia’s residents. The government declaration is aimed at state development to help achieve Latvia’s long-term development strategy before 2030 and Latvia’s National Development Plan for 2014-2020, as noted in the document of Kucinskis’ government.

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