Off-budget funds move closer to guillotine

The parliamentary finance committee agreed yesterday that all off-budget state funds be abolished, as proposed by the Finance Ministry in the 2002 state budget draft; some MPs have said they will vote against the cuts, even though they have been demanded by the World Bank to improve transparency in public finances.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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