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Coalition adopts parliament's budget for this year, opposition not aware

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May 14, 2010, 2:03 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, has adopted its budget for 2010. A total of 238 MPs out of the 425 registered in the parliament's session hall voted for a resolution on the approval of the parliament's budget for this year.

At the same time, the document was not presented at a parliament meeting. Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn proposed approving the budget and immediately put it to the vote.

The speaker's actions provoked indignation from opposition factions, which said that the Verkhovna Rada's budget had been approved without being shown to them.

BYuT faction member Volodymyr Bondarenko said that the parliament's budget committee had not considered this document.

Regions Party faction leader Oleksandr Yefremov, in turn, said that the parliament's budget and its figures fully corresponded to the parameters set out in the approved state budget for 2010.

The text of the document on the Verkhovna Rada's budget for 2010 has so far not been posted on the parliament's official Web site.
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Anonymous May 14, 2010, 2:21 p.m.    

Ukraine budget is dependent on IMF aid, IMF aid will not be automatic because reforms are needed. Don't expect IMF money without cuts in public service, pensions, subsidies and wages. see below what is happening in Eastern Europe

Greek crisis shakes Eastern Europe

By DUSAN STOJANOVIC | AP

Published: May 8, 2010 13:22 Updated: May 8, 2010 13:22

BELGRADE: As she hangs onto the bus strap on her way to work each day, Dragica Martinovic is haunted by the same question: "Am I the next in line to be fired?" The eyes of the world are on the Greek crisis and the fallout it is causing on Wall Street and the other big markets. Contagion is the buzzword as Germany, France and other developed EU nations brace for new economic turmoil just months after the start of their fitful recovery from the global recession.

But Martinovic and millions of others in the "other Europe" - the poor former Communist nations that have recently joined the EU or are still waiting for entry - are grappling with their own economic drama.

The 55-year-old economist could easily become another victim of the Greek-style austerity measures imposed on Serbia by the International Monetary Fund demanding major cuts in public spending - including layoffs in the state sector - in exchange for a 2.9 billion euros ($3.69 billion) bailout loan.

On Wednesday, the Bulgarian government introduced a package of austerity measures including a 20 percent spending cut in the public sector.

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Anonymous May 14, 2010, 4:57 p.m.    

Yes IMF is known for demanding budget cuts at any cost before you get there money.

Are there thing in this budget the Government wants nobody to know?

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Anonymous May 14, 2010, 7:31 p.m.    

Probably the same things as the last government didn't want people to know......so didn't even bother to pass the 2010 budget when they were obliged to do so.

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Anonymous May 15, 2010, 9:40 p.m.    

I'm afraid your right....

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