Polish Senate passes draft 2016 budget
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland’s upper house, the Senate, on Friday passed a draft 2016 budget based on a projections of 3.8 percent GDP growth and a maximum deficit of PLN 54.7 billion.
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The budget anticipates average annual inflation of 1.7 percent.
Senators approved 20 amendments, which means that the bill will return to the lower house of parliament for debate.
Senators rejected opposition proposals to increase funding for the Constitutional Tribunal and the country’s human rights ombudsman.
On the other hand, the upper house voted in favour of more money for the Church Fund and the National Remembrance Institute, which prosecutes Nazi and communist-era crimes, among other functions.
Polish Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said the budget deficit in 2016 will amount to less than PLN 54 billion. (pk)