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Government adopts final version of Budget 2024

Finance Minister Assen Vassilev (R) and his deputy Georgi Klisurski hold a press conference to announce the proposed budget for 2024.
Photo: BTA

The government approved the draft budget of Bulgaria for 2024 and the updated budget forecast for the period 2024-2026.

The draft law foresees a deficit of 3% and economic growth of 3.2%. Average annual inflation is expected to be 4.8 per cent and GDP to be EUR 102.6 billion. 

Prime Minister Nikolai Denkov described the 2024 budget as "very well prepared" and "balanced" and said he felt "comfortable" that it would be adopted on time.

Investment of 10 billion euro and an 11 per cent increase in incomes, including pensions, are planned, Finance Minister Assen Vassilev said. The amount of new public debt that can be contracted has been reduced by 500 million euros to 6.3 billion euros. The budget will be submitted to Parliament for consideration next week.

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