Governing-coalition leaders Robert Fico (Smer), Ján Slota (Slovak National Party/SNS) and Vladimir Mečiar (HZDS) have agreed that the revised public-finances deficit for 2009 will be 2.08 percent, Fico told the media after the Coalition Council session on November 24. This figure is 0.38 points higher than the one originally projected by the government in October (1.7 percent).
Opposition parties the SDKÚ-DS and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH) said that they won't support the budget bill for 2009 at the next parliamentary session. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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25. Nov 2008 at 12:00