The budget for 2018 can be adopted no later than December 23rd, told “Meta” SDSM MP Vasko Kovachevski, who chaired the Finance and Budget Committee.

He added that the Parliament Speaker, Talat Xhaferi, is due to return from the United States approximatley December 15th, and during that period he will schedule a plenary session to discuss next year’s budget.

“The discussion in Parliament should last up to five working days. If Parliament Speaker Xhaferi schedules a session on December 18th and the opposition takes part in the debate, no later than December 23rd, the budget will be passed. If the opposition does not participate, the adoption of the budget can be done even earlier”, said Kovacevski.

After completing the debate on the draft budget of the Commission for financing and the budget,tomorrow he will go before the Legislative Committee in Parliament, and discuss which amendments should be considered from a legal point of view. Then the draft budget will be returned to the Government, and within five days, it should be returned to Parliament.