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Coalition agrees on state budget

COALITION parties agreed yesterday on next year’s state budget. Slovak PM Mikuláš Dzurinda said he was "very happy with the result of the talks", the Hospodárske noviny reported.

The cabinet should today meet to approve the changes that the coalition parties agreed on.

The originally planned income and the deficit at 2.9 percent of GDP were maintained.

By additional transfers within the budget the coalition increased the originally planned Sk4 billion (€102 million) from the cabinet reserves for priorities to almost Sk11 billion (€2.8 million). Most of these extra funds will go to the education, economy and the agriculture sectors.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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