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Budget Deficit to Balloon to 2.9% as Govt Ups Spending

Ljubljana, 26 February - The cabinet adopted the supplementary budget for 2009 that envisages a budget deficit of 2.9% of GDP at its session on Thursday. Spending has been increased by nearly EUR 1bn to EUR 9.9bn due to crisis measures.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic address the press after a government session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic address the press after a government session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic address the press after a government session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor addresses the press after a government session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Finance Minister Franc Krizanic address the press after a government session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor addresses the press after a government session.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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