DP: Government breaks the law, 90 million USD worth of luxury expenses

DP: Government breaks the law, 90 million USD worth of luxury expenses

Tirana, October 21, 2013

In a press conference issued today, the head of the democrat parliamentary group, Edi Paloka said that through the Normative Act which amends the 2013 budget, the government has approved a new 240 million USD loan, whereby 90 million USD go toward operative expenses. According to Paloka, the Normative Act is in breach of the law and creates a dangerous precedent which would destroy economic and financial stability of the country, by borrowing in order to pay employees or make other expenses for public administration.

“This is an unlawful act, because the government can only borrow for investments and not for the expenses of administration, which will be allocated 90 million USD. We demand to the speaker of parliament to send the bill back to the government in order for the latter to draft it in compliance with the law”, said Paloka. /ibna/