This issue contains 4 sections.
The government makes agreements on public finances and budgetary policy when it takes office. Public finances are the government’s revenues and expenditures.
Budgetary policy describes how the government will handle them. Public finances are debated, adopted, received and spent, and accounted for in the budget process.
Decreasing deficit in spite of disappointing economy
The year 2012 was largely eclipsed by disappointing developments, such as economic downturn, increasing ...