Budget induces more than split hairs

  • 2003-08-14
  • Baltic News Service
RIGA - Latvia's ruling coalition remains torn by increasing differences over next year's national budget, which the prime minister has declared to be "the austerity budget" as some ministries refuse to cut their costs so drastically.On Aug. 12 three members of the ruling coalition — the Greens and Farmers' Union, Latvia's First Party and Fatherland and Freedom/LNNK — urged the New Era party headed by Latvian Prime Minister Einars Repse to revise the planned budget revenues for 2004 that aims to save 50 million lats (77 million euros).An additional 10 million lats could be raised by cutting ...
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