Fiscal Discipline Council: increasing the budget deficit will not provide the expected economic breakthrough.
In Latvia, in general, the largest price growth has been overcome and at present, there is a clear decline trend in inflation. Although, prices continue to rise slower the cost of living remains a significant challenge for a large part of society. In this situation, it should not be allowed to increase the budget deficit in the name of short-term gains, but we should think about the implementation of long-term reforms to strengthen the country's competitiveness. In the latest Monitoring Report no. 21, the Fiscal Discipline Council (Council) indicates the state's economic and fiscal situation. Summary of the Monitoring Report in English available here.