Interior minister wants additional billion crowns from state budget

The Finance Minister, Andrej Babiš, has called a request for an additional 1.1 billion crowns from the state budget by his colleague Interior Minister Milan Chovanec “unrealistic”. Mr Chovanec is seeking 600 million crowns of the amount for the police in the fight against terrorism. The funds should go towards arms, defense equipment and other technology. The additional funds would also go towards the renovation of ministry property. The interior minister made clear he expected to still raise the topic with his government counterpart ahead of Wednesday’s cabinet meeting.

Author: Jan Velinger