That day the Council held a regular meeting, where leading macroeconomy experts of the Ministry of Finance took part. They discussed the latest macroeconomic forecasts of Latvia, which will be used as the basis for 2020 state budget, as well as for 2020-2022 medium-term budgetary frameworks.
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.