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The budget priority in 2017 could be healthcare, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) emphasized during today's government meeting, cites LETA.
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In order for Latvia to take-in 531 refugees, approximately EUR 16 million will be needed, Interior Ministry State Secretary Ilze Petersone-Godmane told members of the press today, informs LETA.
The government of Latvia today supported the 2016 national budget bill, which projects revenue at EUR 7.37 billion, but expenditures at EUR 7.65 billion, informs LETA.
Instead of solidarity tax, capital tax would be a more efficient solution, Latvian Economy Minister Dana-Reizniece Ozola (Greens/Farmers) said in an interview with LETA.
The global Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted 15 years ago by the UN General Assembly have become a priority for global community. The European Union has helped to assist the United Nations in achieving the main goal – social progress and a fairer future. The perspective UN priorities will be concentrated on sustainable development.
The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia has begun operations in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea. The Embassy will be promoting political and economic dialogue between Latvia and Korea especially in support of Latvian businesses and cooperation with potential Korean investors, thereby facilitating access to third country markets in Asia, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
The amount that Latvia could pay in benefits to refugees has not yet been included in the 2016 budget draft, this according to Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis (Unity) in an interview with the LNT show "900 sekundes", cites LETA.
According to Lithuanian president's chief advisor on foreign affairs Renaldas Vaisbrodas, member-states of the European Union are rather unanimous about reforming the United Nations (UN) organisation and abolishing the veto right in the UN Security Council, informs LETA/ELTA.
The total funding necessary for Latvia to provide for the allotted refugees will amount to several million euros. This was revealed by Interior Ministry Deputy State Secretary Dimitrijs Trofimovs after yesterday’s meeting of the recently-established Refugee Task Force, cites LETA.
This week, the Tax Foundation publishes its annual international tax competitiveness index, where again Estonia is on the top position, Äripäev.ee cites the Wall Street Journal.
Wide attention will be devoted for the development of wind energy in Lithuania. The Ministry of Energy has revised and submitted to the Government the draft project of the Renewable Energy Resources Development Programme for 2016-2020, which will be more favourable to all electricity consumers and promote investment in the development of wind energy, informs LETA/ELTA.
On 27 September, during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Foreign Minister of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics, met with the United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Richard Stengel, to discuss the matters of strategic communications, informed BC the Latvian MFA.
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas confirmed that none of the public services would suffer because of the planned redundancies in the public sector, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Estonian Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand and Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh signed at a meeting in New York an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation between the two states and discussed possibilities for intensifying bilateral relations, LETA/Delfi reports.
On 28 September, the Tripartite Council convened at the Social Security and Labour Ministry to discuss the new Labour Code in Lithuania. Representatives of the Government, the employers and trade unions completed their deliberations, informs LETA/ELTA.