Fiscal Council cautions against politically-motivated spending ahead of election

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Ljubljana, 23 September – As the government prepares to send budget documents for the next two years to parliament, the Fiscal Council has warned that the continued existence of exceptional circumstances “should not be used to adopt measures that reflect the final stage of the political cycle”. Slovenia is due to hold a regular election next year. “The existence of extraordinary circumstances in 2022 merely allows a flexibility of fiscal policy to directly address the challenges related to the epidemic, while additional stimulus measures based on the latest projections by…

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