Government to start debating 2022 state budget

The government will start debating the draft state budget for 2022 at its session on Monday. The draft bill, presented by the Ministry of Finance, envisages a deficit of 390 billion crowns. The priorities outlined are cuts in spending in government institutions, investments to the tune of 189 billion crowns, a hike in pensions, freezing the salaries of civil servants and increasing the number of teachers and police officers.