Peake suggests unifying ministries in 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Karolina Peake has submitted a number of proposals that would combine certain ministries, to help reduce spending. Ms Peake has suggested unifying the Health Ministry and the Labor and Social Affairs Ministry, as well as joining the Transportation and the Industry and Trade ministries. Eventually, the deputy prime minister wants the Regional Development Ministry to be scrapped completely. The savings that would result from these changes could be up to 7.7 billion crowns. The proposals, which are meant to come into effect in 2014, are currently being discussed by other ministers. Ms Peake expects that her colleagues will approve at least one of her proposals.

Author: Masha Volynsky