Finance Ministry asks for suggestions in cutting public expenditures

The Finance Ministry is asking for suggestions from the public on how not to waste public funds and for ideas on how to make savings in public expenditures, according to a statement that the Finance Ministry provided to the TASR newswire on November 15. "Public finances represent people's money, so we're interested in receiving suggestions from people that will help develop a more responsible attitude vis-a-vis the spending of money," the ministry stated.

The Finance Ministry is asking for suggestions from the public on how not to waste public funds and for ideas on how to make savings in public expenditures, according to a statement that the Finance Ministry provided to the TASR newswire on November 15.

"Public finances represent people's money, so we're interested in receiving suggestions from people that will help develop a more responsible attitude vis-a-vis the spending of money," the ministry stated.

Public finance expenditures are budgeted at nearly €27 billion in 2011, said ministry spokesman Martin Jaroš. The sum is made up of numerous smaller-scale items where savings can be made thanks to more efficient management. According to Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš, entrepreneurs and the public are aware of specific areas where savings are possible, but to date they have not been given a chance to have input in this sphere.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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