GOVERNMENT: Establishes Budgetary Expenditures Committees
The government established the following five committees for the in-depth analysis of budgetary expenditures: committee to analyse subsidies expenditures; committee to analyse the health care system; committee to analyse state agencies, institutions, funds and other legal entities with public authority; committee for the analysis of tax expenditures. The presidents of the committees will be experts from the Institute of Economics Zagreb and the Institute of Public Finance, and members will be representatives of the ministries.
The in-depth analyses will encompass expenses for employees who are paid from the state budget, subsidies (excluding agricultural subsidies), health care system, state agencies, institutions, funds and other legal entities with public authority.
The deadline for the committees to complete their work with conclusions is February 2015; the above recommendations are expected to result in €670 million annual savings in the coming years…