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Belts about to be tightened

The incoming cabinet plans to reduce state budget expenditures in 2003, including scrapping scheduled civil service pay rises, in order to keep the public finance deficit at the targeted Sk55 billion (4.8 per cent of planned GDP).

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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