Skopje, 2nd November 2012 (MIA) – 2013 Budget will be appropriate reaction to the developments in the European economy.
It is balanced in terms of protection of all social categories and pensioners, as well as provision of funds to farmers, at the same time, development component through capital investments being observed.
Today, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, when asked at today’s press conference, pointed out that the preparatory activities for the Budget for next year are in the final stage, and it is expected for it to be within the 2012 Budget.
Preparatory activities for 2013 Budget are going well. They are in the final stage. We had discussions, in several cycles, with all Ministries. As always, the possibilities and the needs are not always identical, however, as a whole, we agree with the Ministers that 2013 Budgets should be optimal in line with the conditions of the European economy and the European crisis. I expect for next year’s Budget to be within this year’s Budget. In few days, the Budget will be submitted to the Government and I believe it will support it, Stavreski said. Minister Stavreski stressed that the growth projection for next year will be within the forecasts of IMF, EBRD and NBRM.