Budget deficit at Sk5.1 billion in September

SLOVAKIA's state budget deficit at the end of September was better than expected at Sk5.1 billion, thanks to growth in budget revenues.

According to the Finance Ministry, budget revenues, planned at Sk272.7 billion for the whole of 2006, came to Sk212.2 billion in the first nine months of the year, or 77.8 percent of the annual plan.

State budget expenditures, planned at Sk330.2 in 2006, reached Sk217.3 billion at the end of September, or only 65.8 percent of the annual target, the Hospodárske noviny daily wrote.

The budget, drafted by the previous Mikuláš Dzurinda government, plans for a budget deficit in 2006 of Sk57.5 billion.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

I was in the frontline because it reflected what I felt inside

One of the leaders of the 1989 student movement, Anton Popovič, remembers the fall of the totalitarian regime.

November 21 gathering of students at the Comenius University in Bratislava.

The Velvet Revolution embodies a peaceful change

Professor Ľubica Lacinová remembers her life before and after 1989.

A total of 11 hand-written large-format banners are placed on the facade of the Esterházy Palace of the Slovak National Gallery (SNG)in Bratislava in November 2019. They were created by Tomáš Gažovič as part of a digital project entitled Time-Description 1989 (Čas-opis 1989) and dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

Slovaks live better now than before 1989, statistics show

But many people still yield to myths about the communist regime and nostalgia.

The range of products at shops during the previous regime was significantly smaller than it is today.

Government announces a state mourning for the victims of the crash near Nitra

Flags will be raised at half-mast between 8:00 and 20:00.

A black flag was raised in front of the Government's Office.