Video summary of the conference about the Fiscal discipline law  19 September 2016

On 1 June 2016 the Fiscal discipline council, in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Latvia, organised an international conference The Fiscal discipline law: The first three years and future prospects. The purpose of this conference was to improve public understanding of budget discipline by holding a public discussion before the Government commenced work on the 2017 state budget. Below is a video summary of the conference and the main issues discussed at the event.

On 2 August 2016, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the establishment of the Fiscal security reserve for the medium-term budget framework period (2017-2019). The Fiscal security reserve will be established in the amount of 0.1% of GDP, which is the minimum amount permitted by the Fiscal discipline law. The Council welcomes this decision, and wishes the Government well in drafting the state budget.

Information about the conference available here.