Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch collates information on the responses of government and social partners to the COVID-19 crisis, the war in Ukraine, rising inflation, as well as gathering examples of company practices aimed at mitigating the social and economic impacts.
Factsheet for measure LV-2020-11/596 – Updated – measures in Latvia
|Country||Latvia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 12 March 2020 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Deferral of payments or liabilities
|Author||Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||14 April 2020 (updated 16 November 2021)|
A special regime for the submission of annual reports is introduced through Section 15 of the law “On Measures for the Prevention and Suppression of Threat to the State and Its Consequences Due to the Spread of COVID-19” (adopted on 20 March 2020, valid from 22 March 2020). According to this measure, the Minister for Finance is empowered to extend the terms for the preparation and submission of the tax statements specified in Sections 30, 31, and 32 of the Law on Budget and Financial Management and in the regulations issued on the basis thereof, and also the terms for the provision of opinions on statements.
The new measure, in detail, establishes that:
No information to date.
|Does not apply to workers||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No specific involvement.
As far as we know social partners participate in discussions on measures for the prevention and suppression the spread of COVID-19 and on crisis impact on economy. However specific opinions of social partners are not published.
Eurofound (2020), Submission of annual reports, measure LV-2020-11/596 (measures in Latvia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/LV-2020-11_596.html
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