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Ministries ask for extra funding from next year's budget

Ministries have requested an additional EUR 1.68 billion for their priority measures in the 2022 budget, the LETA newswire reported July 2, citing the Finance Ministry.

In the coming years, ministries have requested even larger sums for priority measures - EUR 2.06 billion in 2023 and EUR 2.46 billion in 2024.

According to the Finance Ministry, the largest sum for priority measures in 2022 has been requested by the Health Ministry - EUR 702.13 million, followed by the Environment Protection and Regional Development Ministry with EUR 213.06 million, the Economics Ministry with EUR 168.44 million, the Education and Science Ministry with EUR 147.03 million, and the Transport Ministry with EUR 142.79 million.

The Interior Ministry has requested EUR 76.69 million in next year's budget for its priority measures, the Welfare Ministry has requested EUR 76.52 million, the Agricultural Ministry - EUR 53.02 million, the Culture Ministry - EUR 51.07 million, the Finance Ministry - EUR 14.15 million, the Foreign Ministry - EUR 9.66 million, the Justice Ministry - EUR 7.69 million.

It is not yet clear how much money will be available for priority measures in the 2022 budget and which priority measures will receive the support.

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