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Bulgaria is ready to provide humanitarian aid to Israel, Finance Minister says

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"Bulgaria has made clear its support for Israel in this horrific situation. In the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the central budget, funds are earmarked for humanitarian aid. The question is for the specific ministries to contact Israel, to find out what they need and we will provide it, Finance Minister Assen Vassilev said. 

He stressed that if oil prices rise, another compensatory measure will be sought for consumers, as the discount per litre on the state-subsidised price is economically unjustified. "This measure was introduced in a number of European countries but was subsequently suspended by the European Commission. So another option will soon be sought to help citizens," Vassilev explained. He assured that by the end of 2023 the state budget will not exceed the planned deficit of 3%.

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