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2019.11.25 09:08

Lithuanian parliament starts hearings on 2020 government budget

Sniegė Balčiūnaitė, BNS2019.11.25 09:08

The Seimas of Lithuania is holding its first deliberation of the 2020 budget bill on Monday.

The Lithuanian parliament does not usually hold sittings on Monday, but could not start considering the budget last week since the Committee on Budget and Finance failed to register its conclusions in time.

Political groups and committee representatives and individual lawmakers usually express their opinion on the budget during its initial hearing, and the chair of the Committee on Budget and Finance informs how much funds and for what purpose it suggests the Cabinet should allocate in additional funding.

No voting is held after the initial hearing as the bill is returned to the Cabinet for improvement.

The government budget should be finally adopted on December 10.

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