Expert discussion on fiscal sustainability and the public sector

On 6 June 2017 in cooperation with European Commission Representation in Latvia there will be held the expert discussion on

Fiscal sustainability and the public sector

Discussion venue: EU house, Aspazijas boulevard 28, Riga, 2nd floor.

Working language - Latvian and English. Discussion videos available here.

Discussion annotation

In the context of preparing Latvia's fiscal sustainability report, the Fiscal discipline council is organising a discussion on Latvia's revenue and expenditure policy. Experts from several areas will analyse the role of the public sector in relation to economic growth and social welfare. The aim of the event is to discuss the provision of public services in a fiscally sustainable manner, in view of the government's tax-to-GDP target of 1/3 and Latvia's membership in the European Union.

Moderated by Jānis Platais, Chairman of Fiscal discipline council


Part I video available here.

9:00 Opening keynote by Prof., Dr.hab.oec. Inna Šteinbuka, Head of European Commission Representation in Latvia and Jānis Platais,Chairman of the Fiscal Discipline Council, presentation (in Latvian)

9:30 Country-specific recommendations for Latvia and the assessment of the Stability Programme, Manfred Bergmann, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, presentation

10:00 Public sector responsibility and social sustainabilityBaiba Bela and Līga Rasnača, "Innovation and sustainable development: Latvia’s post-crisis experience in a global context (SUSTINNO)" project "Social dimension of sustainability and social innovation", presentation (in Latvian)

10:30 Coffee break

Part II video available here.

10:45 Latvian entrepreneurs confidence indicatorsMārtiņš Āboliņš, Economist, Bank Citadele, presentation (in Latvian)

11:15 Public sector sustainabilityJānis Endziņš, Chairman of the Board of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, presentation (in Latvian)

11:45 Public sector sustainability, Irēna Liepiņa, Deputy Chairwoman of Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia, presentation (in Latvian)

12:15 Coffee break

Part III video available here.

12:30-13:30 Discussion

Last modified : 20 February 2018