Latvia: Welfare sector needs over EUR 100mn of funding in 2024: minister

Priority activities in Latvia’s welfare sector require budget funding of EUR 108.7mn in 2024, Welfare Minister Evika Silina stated, Baltic News Network reports. She noted that providing sufficient funding for the welfare sector was an investment into a “stable and well-off society.” Silina said that budget funding was needed for hospice care, child protection, support mechanisms for families, minimal social services, increased old age and disability pensions, wages in the welfare sector, and other purposes.