Posts tagged as Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins

Latvia: Procedure of excluding someone from list of US sanctions is slow and heavy

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The procedure of excluding someone from the list of US sanctions is slow and heavy, but the Latvian government will do everything possible so that Ventspils port may continue operations, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) in an interview with the Latvian public television today. He reminded that the government has already made the first steps so that the Ventspils port could be deleted from the list of sanctions,…

Latvian PM: 2020 budget is just a small step in big picture

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Next year’s budget is just a step in the big picture that shows the direction towards the welfare level of the Nordic countries, said Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity), addressing the parliament lawmakers today. Karins said that he wants to speak about the context of the 2020 budget, reminding that one of Latvia’s  goals is to achieve the welfare level of the Nordic countries. He said that in order…

Latvia: the main budget priorities next year

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) considers straightening out the financial sector, administrative territorial reform and investment in health and education systems the main budget priorities next year. In an interview with LNT television this morning, the prime minister repeatedly said that next year’s budget was a “complex and highly politicized issue” very difficult to negotiate. “There are more needs than opportunities,” Karins added. When asked what to expect in…

Latvia’s 2020 budget will be its largest yet

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Next year Latvia’s budget will be as large as never before and exceed EUR 10 bn, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said today in an interview with the Morning Panorama program of Latvian Television. Thanks to economic growth, the budget’s “net increase” is expected to exceed EUR 500 mln in 2020, the prime minister said. “The economy is growing, which means that activity continues to grow and tax payments…

Without reforms, it might be necessary to consider tax hikes – Karins

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Reforms are needed in a number of sectors if Latvia is to avoid fresh tax hikes, Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) said at a meeting of the Saeima Budget and Finance (Taxation) Committee on Monday. The Saeima committee on Monday started work on Latvia’s 2019 budget. The premier opened the debate by noting that this will be so-called technical budget, drafted by Latvia’s previous government. “We have a tradition…