Solution sought on demographic crisis

  • 2012-08-15

RIGA - Yesterday, ruling coalition partners met at the Welfare Ministry and continued discussing various measures for improving the demographic situation in Latvia next year, reports LETA. Currently the ministries’ proposal envisages several measures, and their implementation would require 35.5 million lats (50.7 million euros) in 2013.

Welfare Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Arvils Aseradens (Unity) said that this amount is required for the Welfare Ministry, the Education and Science Ministry, the Health Ministry and the Justice Ministry to implement these measures. However, the request for additional funds considerably exceeds the available ones. Therefore the exact amount of funding to be allotted to solving, or hoping to solve, demographic issues is still not clear.

The talks will continue today and the coalition could agree on more efficient measures to improve the demographic situation in Latvia, added the politician.