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Friday, 24.03.2017, 18:05
According to the preliminary data of Statistics Estonia, in 2016, the Estonian general government surplus was 0.3% and the gross debt level was 9.5% of the gross domestic product.
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The flash estimate1 put the Estonian current account at 251 million euros in deficit in January 2017. The cause of the deficit was large one-off import transactions for transport vehicles. The deficit on the goods and services account was 240 million euros. Goods exports grew by 9% and goods imports by 39%, so the deficit on the goods account widened to 342 million euros. Exports of services increased by 12% and imports by 10%, so the surplus on the services account was larger than a year previously at 102 million euros. The net outflow on the primary and secondary income accounts totalled 11 mln euros, which was 36 mln euros less than a year earlier.
Wages might be risen not only for childbirth specialists and midwives, but also for medics ensuring emergency medical services in hospitals, said Latvian Health Minister Anda Caksa after her meeting with Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis today.
Estonian Minister of Finance Sven Sester has proposed to the government to plan strategic investments that increase Estonia's competitive ability and defense ability in the amount of 315 mln euros in 2018-2020.
he Estonian Tax and Customs Board collected a total of 663.5 million euros in taxes in January, 5.8% more than in January 2016, reports LETA/BNS.
Lithuania's authorities are planning to introduce a minimum needs basket of around 240 to 250 euros that will show what minimum monthly income a person needs to survive, informs LETA/BNS.
The Office of the President has decided to abandon the plan tabled during the tenure of Toomas Hendrik Ilves to renovate the seaside Liberty estate in the Tallinn suburb of Rocca al Mare for more than four million euros to serve as the residence of the head of state, informs LETA/BNS.