Ministries of Interior and Labour Top Receivers of State Money in 2018

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Bratislava, October 4 (TASR) – The state budget in 2018 should post a deficit of €1.973 billion, with the overall income projected at €13.983 billion and expenditures at €15.956 billion, according to the state budget draft released by the Finance Ministry on Wednesday.

The highest volume of expenditures is planned for the Interior Ministry – €2.401 billion (up by 2.91 percent year-on-year), which is followed by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Ministry €2.341 billion (+3.95 %), Health Ministry – €1.396 billion (+1.82 %) and Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry – €1.364 billion (-4.88 %).

More than €1 billion has also been allocated for the Transport and Construction Ministry – €1.176 billion (-45.3 %), Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry – €1.101 billion (+0.55 %) and Defence Ministry – €1.082 billion (+9.29 %).

The Justice Ministry should receive € 400 million (+2.3 %), Finance Ministry – €364 million (-24.79 %), Culture Ministry – €280 million (+14.75 %), Economy Ministry – €256 million (+1.99 %), Environment Ministry – €193 million (-60.61 %), and Foreign and European Affairs Ministry- €119 million (+6.25 %).