Court rules guaranteed minimum income in Latvia unconstitutional

  • 2020-06-25
  • LETA/TBT Staff
RIGA - The Constitutional Court ruled today that the existing guaranteed minimum income (GMI) in Latvia is inconsistent with provisions of the Constitution. The court concluded that the legislature has not resolved key GMI-related issues, including defining the basic needs GMI is supposed to cover and providing a method for the calculation of GMI. Taking into account the economic factors and other considerations, the Constitutional Court ruled to invalidate the disputed provision as of January 1, 2021. According to the latest data fro...
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