Finance minister holds talks with cabinet colleagues on budget

The minister of finance, Andrej Babiš, is continuing to hold talks with the heads of other ministries on next year’s budget. After a meeting on Tuesday, the minister of the interior, Milan Chovanec, said his ministry would receive CZK 2.5 billion more in 2015 than this year, while the education minister, Marcel Chládek, said his institution would receive over CZK 4 billion more next year. Under present plans, the 2015 budget deficit should not exceed CZK 100 billion.