Ukraine: wages of doctors to be raised

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a resolution according to which, starting from September 1 it will increase wages for health sector workers. “The wage of doctors is one of the lowest in Ukraine, which is unacceptable, especially in the conditions of a worsening epidemic. The draft act proposes, starting from July 1,…

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Estonia: producer price index up in May 2020

In May, the producer price index of industrial output increased by 0.1% MoM, but decreased by 3.9% YoY, Statistics Estonia (Statistikaamet) reported. Compared to April, the export price index increased by 0.4%. The prices of electricity, chemical products and beverages increased the most, while the prices of parts and accessories for motor vehicles, textile products…

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Kazakhstan: Employment Roadmap creates over 120,000 jobs

Realization of 5,954 projects creating more than 120,000 workplaces started under the 2020-2021 Employment Roadmap program, the Labor and Social Protection Ministry’s press service informed. The local executive bodies selected 6,506 projects for realization. Infrastructure projects are to be implemented in four directions: major and minor repairs, reconstruction and construction of sociocultural facilities, housing and…

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Latvia: business environment not bad

The business environment in Latvia when compared to its neighboring countries is not bad, but there is room for improvement, Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL) board member and PricewaterhouseCoopers board chairperson Zlata Elksnina-Zascirinska has declared. “If we compare with neightboring countries, Latvia’s business environment is not bad,” said Elksnina-Zascirinska. At the same time, she…

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