PM says government must decide share out of extra funds for 2010


Prime Minister Petr Nečas insisted on Thursday that the government as a whole will have to decide on the share out of any extra money freed up because of better than expected public finances. The scenario of some extra cash being available was raised by Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek at a meeting in meeting in Brussels on Wednesday. He said it was 100 percent certain that the state deficit would not exceed the target of 163 billion crowns, or 5.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product, set for this year. He added that hundreds of millions of crowns, but not billions, might be available for the worst hit public services as a result of the better than expected state finances.