88 schools were closed, but the new 18 were opened. Anyway, negative balance, I know.
I just wanted to make a note about the taxing system. I am living and working in Latvia and got onto taxes calculating problem, because this system is truly back to feudalism. Common person who is not familiar with book keeping, could get crazy when trying to understand what s/he needs to do and how. And if something will be calculated wrong way, it's a backdoor to penalties. So besides of paying the taxes, you should do it carefully and with knowledge, else you risk to pay double. There is also a "simple" taxes plan for individuals which is about 15% constant from all the profit, but I don't know any individual who would love to pay such amount. Also, you could hire a book keeper, but then you will need to pay a percent to him/her. So the system is fully created to rip off the regular worker, to give food and pleasures to those who's shifting papers.
Latvia is truly a poor country, by now, the minimal salary is about 1,70 EUR/hour or about 285 EUR, this is fake money, you can't even normally pay the heating expense in winter for this money, you can't buy a normal food for this money. But employees are happy to pay this salary "officially" on papers, but in real life, they pay much more and this is not taxed, so this is profitable for them. I would say, 95% of private companies in Latvia do no pay the full tax, otherwise they would bankrupt.
It is all because in Latvia, there is truly big amount of aid officials, before the crisis they were about 250,000 -- imagine that each 10th Latvian citizen is supporting 1 clerk --, after the crisis they have shortened a bit and now they are about 170,000, which in proportion, is the same 1/10 part, because recently, in Latvia, there are living less than 2 millions of people, at least officially. Officials are those persons who live on taxes, because they don't produce anything. But their "official" salaries are at least 2,5 times bigger than minimal salaries. Of course, they are paying all taxes, these are official salaries, on paper. Getting about 700 EUR/month at least for any official is now must-have, that's why when they start to speak about the MIDDLE salary in Latvia, it seems like the middle salary would be in the range of 600-700 EUR, but this is because the middle is calculated like arithmetical mean, not proportionally. Let's say if we take an official and a regular worker, they get 700 EUR + 300 EUR = 1000 EUR / 2 = 500 EUR average, but this is not true.
Now it becomes clear, I hope, to understand, why in Latvia there are so inadequately big taxes, and what does it mean the "middle" salary in Latvia, which is split 50/50 by the officials and proletarians.