Coalition starts budget marathon

COALITION parties are already preparing for the budget in 2006, which is an election year.

Last year, requests from the various coalition members to Finance Minister Ivan Miklóš, meant that the budget deficit deepened by 0.2 percent of GDP, the Hospodárske Noviny business daily reported.

This sum represents more than Sk2.5 billion (€63.6 million).

However, the financial priorities of the cabinet meant that the demands of individual ministries were not covered, according to the daily.

This year, the pressure should loosen, in spite of next year's budget being an electoral year.

Compiled by Magdalena MacLeod from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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

How to save regional airports?

Most small airports struggle with debt.

The airport in Poprad is situated just under the High Tatra mountains.

The UK must hold a general election or another Brexit referendum

There is no other way out of these absurd Brexit negotiations.

Flags displayed on a tourist stall, backdropped by the Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower containing the bell know as Big Ben, in London.

So blue! Slovakia has another record in UNESCO

It is not easy to create a perfect blueprinted fabric.

Some provisions in the residence of foreigners and asylum laws unconstitutional

The Supreme Court, which challenged the provisions, acted based on a case from 2013.

Constitutional Court in Košice