Draft state budget dominates parliamentary agenda

THE 2006 draft state budget dominates agenda for the 52nd session of Slovak Parliament starting December 6. In its blueprint, the government projects state budget revenues of Sk268.171 billion (€7.06 billion), the SITA news agency reported.

Of this, European Union (EU) budget funds should account for Sk27.88 billion (€734 million). State budget expenditures are budgeted at Sk330.139 billion (€8.69 billion).

Ahead of voting on the state budget itself, MPs should decide on the final version of some other laws related to it. Among other things the government is proposing reducing the state bonus in housing construction next year from the current Sk2,500 to Sk2,000 (€66-53), which should bring a Sk650 million saving to the state.

The government submitted a revision to the law on court fees to parliament. Increases in the fees should bring from Sk200 million to Sk250 million (€5.3-6.5 million) into government coffers.

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

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