The Romanian Parliament adopted on Monday the budgets of the Ministry of Finance (MFP), the Ministry of Labour and Social Justice (MMJS), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) and the Ministry of Environment, as proposed by the Government.
The deputies and senators adopted the 2017 MFP budget with 176 votes in favor, 70 against and no abstentions, with one amendment admitted and 9 rejected. According to the draft budget, the Ministry of Finance has, in 2017, a total allocation of 3,259 billion lei, down by 3.14% against the preliminary execution of the previous year. Out of the total budget, 3,256 billion lei come from the state budget, according to Agerpres.
Regarding the Ministry of Labour, the Parliament’s plenum adopted by a majority of votes the institution’s budget, with one amendment admitted and 9 rejected. According to the draft budget, the Ministry of Labor has allocated in 2017 from the state budget, the amount of 35,83 billion lei, up by 0.12% compared to the 2016 preliminary execution.
Therewith, the budget of the Ministry of Agriculture was adopted with 176 votes in favor, 70 against and no abstentions, in the agreed form and by the combined budget and finance committees, respectively with 2 amendments accepted and 9 rejected.
MADR has provided for 2017 a budget of 17,38 billion lei, up by 83.4% compared to the preliminary execution of 2016 and represents 2.13% of the gross domestic product (GDP). The funds from the state budget for the MADR are 17,036 billion lei, the non-refundable financing from the EU programs POPAM and FEGA in amount of 346,4 million lei and the own revenues of the ministry, in the amount of 650.000 lei.
The Parliament’s plenum also voted with majority the Ministry of Environment’s budget, amounting to 471,201 million lei for 2017, up by 18.30% over the previous year preliminary execution. The budget proposal of the Ministry of Environment was accompanied by nine amendments, without any of them being admitted.