Latvia’s State Employment Agency (NVA) should world more actively to give people the option to earn money on their own, said Latvia’s President Egils Levits in an interview to TV3 programme 900 seconds on 7 July.
When asked what options there are to achieve reduction of social inequality, Levits said it would be a hard task, but the state should definitely go for it.
He stressed that the Constitutional Court concluded in its ruling in regards to guaranteed minimal income that so far Latvia has not complied with the principle of a socially responsible country.
At the same time, however, the president reminded that a socially responsible country does not mean only benefits.
“A socially responsible country means it is necessary to improve the system so that people are able to work and earn their living. It is a very important element of a socially responsible country, and I support it,” stresses Levits.
He admits NVA is responsible for this. “However, more so than before they [NVA] needs to work with people and provide them with options to earn a living on their own,” said the president.
As previously reported, the Constitutional Court concluded this summer that the country’s GMI level does not match the Constitution. The court concluded the legislator failed to review the most important GMI-related topics.
Considering economic factors and other information, the Constitutional Court decided the appealed norm is to be considered void as of 1 January 2021.
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