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Sunday, 03.05.2015, 15:49
The Latvian retirement and healthcare system should be reorganized, demographer Atis Berzins notes in an interview with Latvijas Avize, cites LETA.
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Latvian Television reported last night that there has been a delay in pension payments to Russian citizens residing in Latvia, informs LETA.
Old-age pensions will increase by 6.3% in Estonia starting April 1, 2015 due to the new pension index; the average monthly pension will be 375 euros, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
On 26 March 2015, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) hosts a visit by Jens Gruetz, expert of the Statistical Office of the European Union (hereinafter – Eurostat). During the visit, the CSB experts will report on the progress achieved in the calculation of a new indicator – state accrued-to-date pension entitlements.
Increasingly more Latvian residents believe that they will be forced to fend for their retirement age on their own due to the fact that in wake of the negative demographic situation and the growing emigration, people are losing faith in the retirement system, believes Peteris Leiskalns, expert of the Employers' Confederation of Latvia, cites LETA.
The number of residents who believe that people themselves should care more about their life after retirement, not the government, has been increasing the past several years, according to a survey carried out by the SKDS research center, cites LETA.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite, who was attending the European Council in Brussels has criticised the Lithuanian Government for undertaking insufficient social reforms, reports LETA/ELTA.