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Institute for Market Economics presents its ideas for an alternative state budget

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The Institute for Market Economics, IME, presented its traditional alternative budget for 2022, the first time it is doing so without the existence of a new budget framework. The cabinet has projected inflation of 5%, GDP growth of 4.9% and a budget deficit of 4.1% in the draft budget.

“This is a galloping budget in terms of revenues,” Petar Ganev, IME senior research fellow commented for the BNR. To attain European growth rates, IME experts propose that the social security burden be reduced for workers by 10%. People will retain their earnings and this will push up consumption, as well as the collection rate of social security contributions. To boost investments, the IME experts are proposing a profit tax reduction and an acceleration of allowances for depreciation.

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