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Agriculture minister slams budget

Agriculture Minister Miroslav Jureňa (HZDS-LS) is crying foul over the draft state budget, accusing Finance Minister Ján Pociatek (SMER-SD) of reducing funds for the agriculture sector and suggesting there was sabotage.

But the agricultural sector will get more from the state next year - an increase of 12 percent, according to the budget draft, the Sme daily wrote on August 20.

The Agriculture Ministry, however, is not satisfied because farmers will not get the highest possible amount of direct payments. Last year, Prime Minister Robert Fico made a concession and gave farmers the maximum amount, so they want more again this year.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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