KEYWORDS TODAY:   SIGMABUDGETCARETAKER GOVERNMENTBSPKTB

HOT: » Center-right GERB party's decision to boycott Parliament puts key updates of 2014's state budget into question

Bulgarian MPs to Travel the World 270 Times by 2016

Politics » DOMESTIC | April 1, 2014, Tuesday // 11:44| Views: 1064 | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: Bulgarian MPs to Travel the World 270 Times by 2016 Photo by BGNES.

Bulgaria's lawmakers will travel a total of 10.8 million km by 2016, according to the official three-year budget prognosis, published on the parliamentary website.

Despite the savings claims, politicians have planned to travel 3.6 million km annually by official and personal vehicles, which in three-year terms equals 270 the circumference of the earth. Deputies will continue to receive the current amount of unaccounted money, which comes up to two thirds of their salaries.

The parliamentary estimates state that these funds are used to pay for employees, consultations, expertise, offices and other activities. They are considered expenses, on which no taxes are imposed, and no invoices are required.

During the period 2015-2017, parliamentary expenses will increase slightly, Darik news reports. The budget prognosis stipulates an improvement in the legislation quality, strengthening the legal capacity of the Parliament administration, and the establishment of an Advisory Council on legislation.

Parliament's state subsidy amounts to BGN 50.813M and the rest of the funds are provided by the institution's own revenues. However, the state budget will increase funding to BGN 53M in 2015 and 2016 due to revenue drop, Darik informs.

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: budget prognosis, parliament, state subsidy, budget
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!

Leave a comment


Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria