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Former Prime Minister: nowhere in the world budget is adopted openly

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Aigars Kalvitis

This is a classical budget adoption method, as it is very difficult to do it publicly. If we want to have professional discussions, it is better if they are closed, the former Prime Minister Aigars Kalvītis said to the newspaper Diena, when commenting upon the current Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis government’s decision to have closed 2011 budget discussions.

What I can say is that nowhere in the world budget is adopted openly. The fact that it is drafted and discussed afterwards is another matter, says Kalvitis, pointing out Latvia is unique with its open sessions, as this is not practiced in the rest of the world.

The business portal BNN has already reported the government has reached a conceptual agreement on 2011 budget key figures, serving as the basis for the necessary consolidation measures calculation. It is planned to submit the budget to the Saeima by December 7.


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