[08.01.2010 19:28 UTC] Více autorů
Greens will not back bills leading to increased budget deficit
The Green Party has said it will not back any bills leading to an increased budget deficit in 2010. Party leader Ondřej Liška made the announcement shortly after a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Jan Fischer on Friday. The 2010 state budget currently projects a record deficit of 163 million crowns (i.e. about 5.3 percent of GDP) and bills on social spending which the left-wing parties are trying to push through could raise the deficit by another 12 billion crowns. Prime Minister Fischer, who has urged fiscal prudence, is now meeting with the leaders of all parliamentary parties in an effort to keep the deficit in check.
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