Economic Commentary, no. 141
The elaboration of the 2013 state budget law draft has established an anti-record when it comes to the transparency and quality of the public consultations. The development of the budget law drat is a process too important for the civil society to accept being sidelined. Infringement of several normative provisions and hesitation in making use of the good governance best practices in the budgetary process this year could be interpreted as dangerous slippages away towards a more arrogant attitude of the state authorities regarding the citizens. And, as we show in this analysis, lack of collaboration among different state authorities negatively impacts on the quality of the budget draft.
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