Posts tagged as 2020

Member states and EU Parliament reach agreement on 2020 EU budget

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The European Union’s member states and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the 2020 EU Budget on Monday evening, shortly before the deadline of the conciliation period, ending at midnight, diplomats and MEPs informed. The preliminary figures are EUR 168.7 billion in commitment appropriations and EUR 153.6 billion in payment appropriations. Detailed figures will be available later, the European Parliament said. MEPs fought for and obtained better support…

Latvian Saeima finally approved the state budget for 2020

Friday, November 15, 2019

After two long days of parliamentary debate, the Latvian Saeima finally approved the state budget for 2020 late on November 14. Having started at 9 a.m. on November 13, the decisive vote was delivered at just before 8 p.m. on November 14 with 57 deputies backing the spending plans and none opposed after opposition deputies chose to boycott the vote. As the LTV video below shows, opposition deputies were not even in…

Lithuanian 2020 budget package send to Seimas

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The Lithuanian 2020 state budget bill and draft budgets for the national social insurance fund Sodra and the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund are to be tabled in the parliament, Seimas, for debate on Tuesday. Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis describes the state’s revenue and expenditure plan as “balanced”, saying most of the spending will go toward social needs. According to Finance Minister Vilius Šapoka, next year’s budget will encourage a more…

Latvian Positivus festival dates confirmed for 2020

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The 14th Positivus Festival in Salacgrīva, Latvia will take place on the 17th and 18th of July, 2020 organizers have announced. The music and arts festival attracts thousands of visitors from all over the Baltic States and beyond over two days and has become a major event on the annual festival calendar. The first tickets will be made available from October 10 to 25, the organizers said in a media release. “Nowhere else…

Tallinna TV in likely layoffs, may close in 2020

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tallinna TV (TTV), a Tallinn city government-owned TV channel, is to make redundancies and may even close in 2020, ERR’s online news in Estonian reports, citing daily Eesti Päevaleht (EPL). TTV supervisory board member, and deputy Tallinn mayor, Aivar Riisalu told EPL that reorganization was on the cards, possibly in conjunction with one of the major media groups in Estonia, but the channel would continue to function. The development follows…

Latvia’s 2020 budget draft sent to the parliament for first viewing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On Tuesday, 19 March, Latvian Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee conceptually supported this year’s state budget project and decided to submit it to the parliament for its first viewing. The committee decided to submit 14 additional legislative drafts associated with the budget, as reported by Saeima’s press-service. The committee has asked the parliament to view the budget project on 20 March, as confirmed by Saeima’s Budget and Finance Committee’s chairman…