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Tuesday 18.02.2020 | Name days: Kintija, Kora

Prime Minister says use of funding for healthcare could benefit from more transparency

We need greater transparency for the division of funding in healthcare so that both doctors and society have an understanding how this money is used, said Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to public broadcaster LTV programme Rīta Panorāma.

More money promised for doctors’ wages next year; Latvia puts embassy plan on hold

Latvia’s government might be able to find an additional amount of approximately EUR 18 million to increase doctors’ wages next year. This plan includes postponing the opening of Latvia’s embassy in Australia, as government representatives told journalists after meeting with healthcare representatives on Tuesday, 5 November.

Major hospitals in Latvia consider themselves transparent

Referencing the government’s opinion voiced in the public space about problems with Latvia’s healthcare system, Latvian Association of Large Hospitals objects to such a rhetoric and calls claims unjustified, adding that those are nothing more than a goal to distract society form the true cause of problems.

Latvia’s president says it is the country’s interest to accept the budget for 2020

It is in the country’s interest to accept the government’s developed budget for 2020, said Latvia’s President Egils Levits after meeting with Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš on Thursday, 31 October.

Latvia’s Saeima approves budget plan for 2020 in first reading

The Saeima has conceptually approved the 2020 state budget project, medium-term budget plan for 2020, 2021 and 2022, as well as 26 accompanying legislative drafts associated with the budget, as confirmed by the parliament’s press-service.

Minister: Latvia’s budget for 2020 allocates funding for healthcare and other sectors

Latvia’s budget for 2020 allocates finances to healthcare, education, justice and internal security sector, said Latvia’s Finance Minister Jānis Reirs during debates about the next year’s budget in the Saeima.

Riga City Council’s budget for 2020: no money for new development initiatives

There will be no money for new development initiatives in Riga City Council’s budget for 2020, admits head of the city council’s Finance Department’s Municipal Budget Office Uldis Rakstiņš.

Latvijas Radio urges media council to finance equipment purchase and repairs

Latvijas Radio urges Latvia’s National Electronic Mass Media Council to allocate EUR 271 800 to finance replacement of outdated radio equipment and repairs, as reported by Latvijas Radio Communication and Multimedia Office head Ieva Aile.

Party leader says Saeima’s dismissal would not improve funding for healthcare

Even if the healthcare workers trade union could accomplish Saeima’s dismissal, which they have promised to do if politicians do not increase funding for healthcare, it would not help increase funding, said the leader of the National Alliance «All for Latvia/For Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK» Raivis Dzintars in an interview to Latvijas Radio.

Latvia, being short of doctors, not planning more funds to training

Latvia, despite its shortage of young specialists in health care, has attributed in the 2020 state budget no additional funding to the training of resident medical specialists.

Latvian five-party coalition agrees on consensus budget proposals only

Working on the Latvian state budget 2020, government’s five ruling parties have agreed that in the parliament, the separate factions would not submit separate proposals for amendments, said MP Atis Zakatistovs after a coalition sitting.

Experts call Latvia’s 2020 budget growth outlook «optimistic»

The 2.8% economic growth outlook detailed in the 2020 budget plan is very optimistic, said analytics of different banks, commenting on the budget supported by Latvia’s government in Friday, 11 October.


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