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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.

Doctor earns up to EUR 39 000 working in the public and private sector

Some Latvian doctor earns approximately EUR 39 000 by working in the public and private sector, according to information from LETA.

Minimal gross wage in construction sector to reach EUR 780 in Latvia

The general agreement on minimal wage in the construction sector, which is set to come to force 3 November, states that the minimum gross wage is to reach EUR 780 and hourly rate – EUR 4.67 – in the entire industry in Latvia, as reported by Latvian Construction Contractors Partnership.

Prime Minister says problems in Latvia’s healthcare sector accumulated over 20 years

Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš and Finance Minister Jānis Reirs do not promise additional funding for healthcare in the country’s budget for 2020.

Latvian healthcare workers to hold protest in November

In hopes of securing larger state funding for healthcare industry’s workers, doctors and other medical staff plant to take unpaid leave and organize a protest outside the Saeima building on 7 November, as confirmed by healthcare workers organizations’ representatives.

Prime Minister: the country has no additional resources for teachers’ wages

At the moment, Latvia’s state budget does not have resources for teachers’ wages, said Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in an interview to Latvijas Radio on Thursday, 10 October.


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