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Slovak coalition leaders agree 2018 budget draft with deficit at 0.83 percent/GDP
September 28, 2017 / 10:12 AM / in 23 days

Slovak coalition leaders agree 2018 budget draft with deficit at 0.83 percent/GDP

Bratislava (Reuters) - Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Thursday the leaders of three coalition parties had agreed on a 2018 budget draft with the public finance deficit at 0.83 percent of gross domestic product.

FILE PHOTO - Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico speaks during the news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 3, 2017. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The figure would be down from 2017’s expected 1.29 percent and well below the 3.0 percent ceiling for euro zone members.

Reporting By Tatiana Jancarikova; Editing by Toby Chopra

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