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  • 6-July-2018

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    OECD Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice : Closing Remarks

    My sincere thanks, once again, to you and the Government of Latvia for hosting this exchange of ideas and to Attorney General and Minister of Justice Schwartz for co-chairing this roundtable.

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  • 6-July-2018

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    OECD Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice: Launch of Latvia report

    We hope this will be a useful tool to demonstrate best practice as the country shifts from a largely inward-looking approach to justice, focusing on the needs of justice systems and processes, towards a user-centered approach, putting the needs of citizens, communities and businesses at its heart.

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  • 6-July-2018

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    OECD Roundtable on Equal Access to Justice : Opening Remarks

    I am delighted to welcome you to this high-level session on Investing in Access to Justice for All. My sincere thanks to the Government of Latvia for hosting us today, and to the Open Society Foundations and Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies for their close collaboration.

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  • 6-July-2018

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    Access to Justice for Business and Inclusive Growth in Latvia

    Like many OECD countries, Latvia is taking an innovative, user-centred approach to improving legal and justice services by strengthening the judicial sector and law enforcement authorities This report reviews the commercial, legal and regulatory framework in Latvia, highlighting its impact on businesses and its suitability for different forms of commercial activity. It analyses business’ legal and justice needs, and evaluates the accessibility and responsiveness of public services for business, including dispute resolution mechanisms. Finally, the report provides recommendations to help Latvia better tailor justice services to the needs of business and thus support more inclusive growth.
  • 5-July-2018

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Riga on 6 July 2018

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Riga on 6 July 2018 on an official visit to Latvia and to co-chair the High Level segment of the Equal Access to Justice Roundtable.

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  • 26-April-2018

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Latvia

    Latvia had the 11th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in Latvia faced a tax wedge of 42.9% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 12-April-2018

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    Taxation Household Savings: Key findings for Latvia

    This note presents marginal effective tax rates (METRs) that summarise the tax system’s impact on the incentives to make an additional investment in a particular type of savings. By comparing METRs on different types of household savings, we can gain insights into which assets or savings types receive the most favourable treatment from the tax system

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  • 26-March-2018

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    Country Health Profiles 2017

    The Country Health Profiles are an important step in the European Commission’s two-year State of Health in the EU cycle and are the result of joint work between the OECD and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. The concise, policy relevant profiles are based on a transparent, consistent methodology, using both quantitative and qualitative data, yet flexibly adapted to the context of each EU Member State.

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  • 7-March-2018

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    Latvia should raise basic pension to reduce pensioner poverty

    Latvia should strengthen old-age safety nets and raise the basic state pension in order to reduce pensioner poverty, especially among women, and address the challenge of a fast declining population, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-March-2018

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    OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Latvia

    This report assesses the performance of all components of Latvia's pension system. Latvia was the first country to fully implement a non-financial (notional) defined contribution (NDC) scheme in 1996. A funded mandatory earnings-related scheme complemented NDC since 2001. Voluntary private pensions cover only limited number of people. Over the last 20 years, the severe economic crisis, population ageing and strong emigration have revealed both strengths and weaknesses of the Latvian pension system. The review assesses also the minimum and basic pension schemes which provide the first-layer of protection against the old age poverty especially for those with short or patchy careers. Separate analysis focuses on the disability and early retirement schemes, including the schemes for workers in arduous and hazardous occupations. The detailed analysis leads to tailored recommendations on how to improve the performance of each element as well as the pension system as a whole.
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