Only a fifth or 18% of the respondents in Latvia follow the state budget, but 82% do not do so, according to a survey conducted in April 2019 on the state budget discipline. Comparatively, in 2016, this interest was 25%, 21% in 2017 and 19% in 2018.
Fiscal Council is seeking to recruit secretariat staff members. More information available here in Latvian.
On 14 May 2019, the Fiscal Council concluded a competition for the position of Secretary of the Council, signing an agreement with Ivars Golsts. In the open competition, the Fiscal Council recognized him out of the five candidates as the most appropriate.
The Fiscal Council has prepared the addendum to its interim report, responding to the press release of the Ministry of Finance of 24 April 2019 on the 2019-2022 Latvia's Stability Programme full compliance with the Fiscal Discipline Law.
Fiscal council 8 May meeting issues 8 May 2019
Fiscal council meeting was held on 8 May 2019. At the meeting were held interviews with the candidates for Fiscal council secretary position and discussed the Council's answer to the MoF about the fiscal discipline surveillance interim report.