Dombrovskis determined to continue efforts to reduce poverty

  • 2012-10-24

Valdis Dombrovskis.

RIGA - Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) mentions important decisions on facilitating Latvia's economic development, demography, employment and improving the country's reputation on international markets among his third government's main accomplishments.

In the future, the prime minister resolves to continue working to reduce poverty, improve the reproduction of Latvia's population, employment figures and ease the tax burden, LETA was informed by the State Chancellery's Communications Department.

Among the tasks completed, the prime minister mentions increasing salaries for teachers, ratifying the European Union's fiscal discipline treaty in Saeima and drafting the National Development Plan for 2014-2020.

"The National Development Plan is a road map of Latvia, where we want to live in seven years, setting specific goals and envisaging instruments for achieving them while focusing on the country's overall development," points out Dombrovskis.

The prime minister emphasizes that several important decisions have been made on improving the demographic situation in Latvia, uniting all of society by explaining the basics of state formation, history and national values.

The introduction of "zero declarations." the white list of companies, open voting in Saeima and approving Jaroslavs Strelcenoks as the Corruption Prevention Bureau's chief is also on Dombrovskis' list.

Asked about the most important future tasks, Dombrovskis mentions raising welfare, the European Union's multi-annual budget for 2014-2020 in compliance with Latvia's interests, preparation for the country's accession to the eurozone and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as well as Latvia's presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2015.

Tomorrow, Dombrovskis' third government will mark one year in office.

Dombrovskis is the first prime minister in Latvia's history to head three governments in a row. He has been Latvia's prime minister since March 12, 2009.