Taxes on cigarettes, beer, wine, and petrol will rise in July as part of measures to reduce the state budget deficit.
Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš said: "The rises should bring Sk3.7 billion (€90 million) to the state budget in the next half year and this would solve the [budget] deficit."
Prices for cigarettes will rise by Sk9 (€0.22) per packet, wine by Sk25 (€0.61) per litre, petrol by Sk1-Sk2.5 (€0.02-€0.06) per litre, and beer by Sk3.5 to Sk4.7 (€0.09-€0.11).
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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23. May 2003 at 10:52