Telma TV reports that the Zaev Government is preparing a hugely increased budget for 2020, valued at 4.46 billion EUR. The 2019 budget, by comparison, was 3.7 billion. The Finance Ministry quickly denied the report.

According to Telma, the Zaev and his Finance Minister Nina Angelovska are planning to propose lending a full billion EUR in 2020, and will make this proposal on Tuesday, during the Government session.

The exact numbers are far from those that are being thrown around, said the Finance Ministry in a reaction published on Sunday evening, shortly after Telma ran its report.