Zagreb - After commenting on amendments to the draft budget for 2018 for several hours on Thursday, members of the Croatian parliament adopted the key financial document for next year as well as financial projections for 2019 and 2020, with 79 MPs voting for and 34 against.
Total budget revenues are planned at HRK 129 billion, 6.1% more than in the current budget. Total budget spending will amount to 133.3 billion or five billion more. The general government deficit will account for 0.5% of GDP or two billion kuna.
Party groups and individual MPs had submitted a total of 147 amendments to the draft budget but 25 had not been submitted in line with the Budget Act.
The government, followed by the parliament, rejected all opposition amendments, most of which referred to budget funds for the ministries of science and education, demography and justice. (Hina)
(EUR 1 = HRK 7.5)