Budget 2020 is well-balanced, said the finance minister Vladislav Goranov during the joint meeting of three commissions in the Parliament – Budgetary, Social and Health.
Some of the aims of Budget 2020 are increasing the expenses for secondary education, doubling the wages of teachers, infrastructure in Northern Bulgaria and increasing the expenses for defense. “These priorities need long-term strategy in order to be achieved. If nothing quite unordinary happens, the Budget will be good from my point of view”, continued Goranov.
On a question about the amount of money for pensions, Goranov answered, that the can be increased only if the income of working people increases as well.
„No other formula can work properly – all other ways are just temporary or populist, said in other words. This would bring to a short-term destabilization of the pension system and new obligations for the state”, added the finance minister.
The aims in the healthcare are as follows: better conditions in the emergency, diagnostics and prevention”, said the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev. He added that the budget of the Ministry for 2020 will contain more funds for Emergency, repairs needed in hardly accessible hospitals, and higher pay for medical staff.