On 5 June, conference "What kind of progressive tax does Latvia need?" took place in the Latvian Parliament. The conference was organised by the chairman of the Parliamentary Economic, Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Policy Committee, Romāns Naudiņs and Member of the Parliament Igors Pimenovs. The conference focused on the role of current tax policy in shaping social inequality in Latvia, as well as on the possibility to simultaneously increase budget revenues, promote economic growth and reduce social inequality by making the tax system more progressive. Conference participants also discussed possible risks and benefits of a progressive tax system.
BICEPS research fellow Anna Zasova participated with a presentation "Making Latvian tax system more progressive: perspectives and instruments".