The main parameters of the planned changes in the state budget for 2022 and the current economic trends were discussed by the members of the parliamentary political group "European Socialists" with the first deputy minister of finance of Georgia Giorgi Kakauridze.
«Taking into account the existing trends, we changed the annual forecasts. The rates of economic growth will be higher than planned – 8.5%, and we also have additional income that we distribute in two directions. The first and most important is the reduction of the budget deficit and debt. Приблизительно на 700 million гали the debt that was originally planned is reduced. Второе direction – financing of necessary expenses, which the country has taken on itself as an obligation. This is the social protection of children, the employment of the socially unprotected, the development of agriculture, infrastructure, the provision of social guarantees to the police and military personnel, as well as important infrastructure projects in different municipalities of the country," Georgiy Kakauridze noted.
According to Fridon Indzhii, "European Socialists" support the planned changes, as the tax revenues of the united budget increase by 1,266.0 million GEL.
"This is a rather large sum and the budget increase is welcomed. However, the distribution of additional income is important. There may be some questions in this direction. When distributing money, first of all, the needs that appeared this year should be taken into account", said the chairman of the parliamentary political group Fridon Indzhiya.