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35 amendments to the revised budget to be put to the vote

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35 amendments to the revised budget to be put to the vote

Around 35 amendments to the revised state budget for 2021 are put to a vote in the Plenary Session of the Parliament on Thursday, by the parliamentary parties.

Among the amendments most likely to pass is the suggestion to cut any spending in connection with the privatization / privatization of public bodies and state-owned enterprises, government departments and services. The amendment is submitted by the parties AKEL, DIKO, EDEK, Citizens' Alliance, Ecologists' Movement, Citizens' Cooperation and Democratic Forces Cooperation. Expenditures related to the project related to the development of the port and marina of Larnaca, the development of the Troodos area, the Cyprus Stock Exchange, as well as any operation concerning the Solidarity Fund are excluded from the cut.

From the parties AKEL, DIKO, EDEK, Solidarity and Ecologists, a suggestion is made for inserting a note, so that before any expenditure is made by the Ministry of Interior for the part concerning the purchase of services by three specialized international companies for the performance of enhanced audits for Applicants for the acquisition of Cypriot Citizenship, on the basis of the Cyprus Investment Program, amounting to € 2,200,000, to inform the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Budget and to obtain its written consent.

With another amendment, the parties AKEL, DIKO, EDEK, Solidarity Movement and Environmental Movement propose a note for an expense of € 261,000,010 of the Ministry of Finance, so that after 50% of the total amount provided for the part concerning the operation Provision of Capital financing, amounting to € 5,000,000, no expenditure to be made for the remaining 50% without first informing the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Budget and securing its written consent. The purpose of the Fund is to finance small and medium-sized enterprises in order to fill the financial gap that exists in the financing of Cypriot enterprises, in relation to equity financing products.

With the amendment of AKEL, DIKO and the Movement of Ecologists, a suggestion is made for inserting a note, so that before any expenditure is made for the construction of specific roads, highways and junctions in Nicosia and Limassol, the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Budget is informed and its budget is finalized.

AKEL, EDEK and Solidarity also suggest the insertion of a note so that before any expenditure is made from the relevant budget for the part concerning credits of € 110,000 granted to the Holy Monastery of Stavrovouni, the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Budget is informed and its Budget . The credits are granted to the Monastery for disturbances that exist from the activities of the adjacent quarry towers of Larnaca Province.

Also, AKEL and Ecologists suggest inserting a note, so that before any expenditure is made for the part concerning Sponsorship of the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company Ltd (EYK), the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Budget is informed and its written agreement is ensured. The parties also propose a note so that the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Budget can be informed before any expenditure can be made on the part of the funding for the European Commission's new emergency financial instrument (Recovery and Sustainability Facility), amounting to € 100,000,000. her written consent is secured. It is also requested to inform the Parliamentary Committee on Transport in writing every six months about funds intended to cover the obligations of the state arising from the Public Service Concession Contracts, the contracts for the transport of public school students with special lines, the installation of a system. ticket and fleet management, as well as related infrastructure costs.

Other amendments tabled by individual parties concern, among other things, the cut of funds for the Ministry of Defense's participation in EU programs (AKEL), the reduction of funds and staff in the presidential guard by 25% (DIKO), the compensation of the President and Committee for the Exceptional Naturalization of Foreign Investors and Entrepreneurs and the payment of honorarium compensation (DIKO), the cut of sponsorships related to the attendance of T / C students residing in the occupied English School (EDEK), the control of benefits granted to the President of the Republic and the Speaker of the House of Representatives when they cease to function (Movement of Ecologists), the cutting of funds related to the management of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, the opening of new barriers and barriers, (COME M).

Philenews / ΚΥΠΕ

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