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Session of Committee on Finances and Budget postponed, then scheduled again

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The Parliament’s Committee on Finances and Budget is set to resume its debate on the 2018 draft-budget on Tuesday, after SDSM MP Vasko Kovacevski scheduled the session.

Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi designated Kovacevski to preside over the session after committee chairperson Liljana Kuzmanovska of VMRO-DPMNE again postponed the scheduled meeting.

The debate was launched a week ago, but subsequent sessions were cancelled by Kuzmanovska following the arrests over the April 27 incidents in Parliament that included six VMRO-DPMNE MPs.

The committee debate on the draft-budget is scheduled to last ten days at most. MPs have submitted 279 amendments to the text. Afterwards, the draft-budget will be discussed at a plenary session for a maximum of five days.