Skopje, October 21, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Last evening, parliament in FYROM voted the 2015 draft budget. Next year’s budget amounts to 2,65 billion Euros, or 5% more than last year.
Next year’s budget will have a 3,5% deficit, while economic growth is projected to be 4%. Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavrevski said that this budget supports the economy and improves the living standards for the citizens. “The budget will go for capital projects, salaries, pensions and social allowance”, said minister Stavrevski.
The 2015 budget projects support for farmers, namely 140 million Euros for subsidies.
Majority MPs said that the 2015 budget has real projects and projects economic growth and assistance for the private sector.
The largest Albanian opposition party, PDSH (Albanian Democratic Party) criticized the budget, stressing that it discriminates Albanians. The Macedonian opposition, which has boycotted parliament, was absent in these proceedings. /ibna/