Thursday, 2 December 2021

475 Amendments Submitted to 2022 Budget Proposal, Parliament Speaker Says

ZAGREB, 2 Dec 2021 - The Croatian Parliament will begin next week's session already on Monday after 475 amendments have been submitted to the 2022 budget proposal, Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković announced at the start of the Parliament session on Thursday. 

The amendments will be discussed on Monday and Tuesday and the budget proposal will be put to a vote on Wednesday, Jandroković said.

Lawmakers discussed the budget proposal all day on Wednesday, with opposition MPs saying that the budget is unrealistic and impracticable in the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and the ruling majority claiming the opposite.

The 2022 budget proposal projects revenues of HRK 164.5 billion, expenditures of HRK 173.8 billion, and the general government budget deficit of HRK 12 billion or 2.6 percent of GDP.

Jandroković also announced a discussion on amendments to the Protection of the Population from Infectious Diseases Act for next Thursday.

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