Political/Financial Stability Risks Remain Elevated

November 2009
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;Nov2009, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p12
Country Report
The article discusses the implications of the parliament's rejection of a proposed property tax hike on the relations of political parties in Latvia. It mentions that the proposal, which was supported by Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis's New Era party, was defeated by the People's Party, which is the biggest in the parliament. It notes the disputes between these two political parties over austerity measures. The risk that the government will collapse due to such actions is noted.


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