BA proposes pan-Baltic healthcare system

  • 2010-10-22
  • TBT Staff

The Baltic Assembly will push for the Baltic States to pool their resources in the healthcare sector.

RIGA - The Baltic Assembly will push for tax policy harmonization and a deeper committment to healthcare, the organization has announced following a high-profile Riga meeting.

The organization said it will push for the Baltic states to pool their resources on healthcare in order to improve overall service in the sector.

“Implementation of such cooperation projects will be a time-consuming process; therefore, it is first necessary to draft an action plan,” said chairwoman of the BA Social Affairs Committee Silva Bendrāte.

The BA also released  a joint document in which Baltic parliamentarians urged their governments to work on joint infrastructure projects, especially in the field of energy.

The Baltic Assembly is an interparliamentary cooperation organisation of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania established for coordinating the Baltic States' cooperation on the parliamentary level, discussing issues and projects of mutual interest and expressing a common position on political, economic, social and cultural issues on the EU and international level. 

Parliamentarians also defined priorities for cooperation between the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers in 2011. These priorities are energy security and development of regional energy market, development of a knowledge economy, as well as development of infrastructure - Rail Baltica, Via Baltica and other issues related to transport and transit.