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Parliament approved the 2023 state budget

09/12/2022 10:02

The House of Representatives plenary approved the 2023 state budget, the last to be tabled by the 10-year administration of Nicos Anastasiades.

The budget was approved by 29 votes in favour and 24 against.

The budget provides for general government revenue amounting to €11.76 billion and expenditure amounting to €11.29 billion. The budget features fiscal surplus of €0.46 billion corresponding to 1.7% of GDP while primary (excluding debt servicing expenditure) is estimated a 3% of GDP.  

According to the budget macroeconomic scenario GDP growth is estimated to slow down to 3% in 2023 from a projected 6% this year and will amount to 3.3% and 3.2% in 2024 and 2025 respectively. Inflation is estimated to decline to 3% in 2023 from a projected 7.7% in 2022.

Primary spending in 2023 is expected to mark an increase of €554 million, while social transfers are estimated to increase by 4%.

The parliament froze a series of state expenditure worth over one hundred million euro, requesting either the parliamentary committee of financial and budgetary affairs’ written approval before their disbursement or the submission of a written briefing to the Committee.