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Latvia Prime Minister: instead of corruption prevention - CPCB combats itself

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Latvia Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis

The Corruption Prevention and Combating Bureau (CPCB) disagreement is its Director Normunds Vilnītis responsibility, as he is unable to create a single micro-climate and run the Bureau productively, the Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis indicated in an interview for LNT broadcast 900 sekundes.

This week, November 13, he will meet both the Director and his Deputies to discuss the situation; therefore, Dombrovskis did not wish to comment on the future post allocation.

Dombrovskis admitted that the CPCB Director’s offered restructurisation is not very successful because the structure creates unnecessary duplication of functions, so these changes should be reviewed and discussed again.

The Prime Minister pointed that, personally, he carries out the institutional supervision, not disciplinary monitoring, which is in the competence of Prosecutor General.

As regards the planned budget adoption, Dombrovskis emphasized consolidation must be done at the extent of 350 – 395 million lats; consequently, it is not clear to him what is the document that everyone is discussing, stating the consolidation will reach 600 – 700 million lats. Dombrovskis indicated one third of reductions could be tax measures, also redirection of second Tier pension scheme contributions to first Tier and contribution reduction to 1%. Pensions will not be affected, nor their taxable minimum and pension premiums.

Major preparatory works have been carried out in the government; therefore, nothing has to be started anew. Likewise, the ministerial bases have been discussed during several months. The Prime Minister also pointed out the main criterion for the government is to attain the fixed budget deficit level, which is 6% of gross domestic product.


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  1. Gunnar H. says:

    According to the recent events at the institution it really seems that the disagreements are ruining its internal structure.

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