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Fiscal Council warns budgets only partially compliant with fiscal rule

Ljubljana, 19 October - The Fiscal Council, an independent body tasked with monitoring government spending, has warned that the draft budgets for 2018 and 2019 are only partially compliant with the fiscal rules and called on the government to take additional measures to shore up public finances.

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The Fiscal Council holding its first news conference to assess the government's 2018-2020 budgetary plans
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The Fiscal Council holding its first news conference to assess the government's 2018-2020 budgetary plans
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Fiscal Council member Alenka Jerkič speaks about the government's 2018-2020 budgetary plans
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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The Fiscal Council head Davorin Kračun (centre) and the watchdog's members Tomaž Perše (right) and Alenka Jerkič.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Fiscal Council member Tomaž Perše speaks about the government's 2018-2020 budgetary plans
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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President of the Fiscal Council Davorin Kračun speaks about the government's 2018-2020 budgetary plans
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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