Government will achieve budget targets again this year, says Alt. FinMin

The government will achieve the targets for the budget this year, Alternate Finance Ministry Katerina Papanatsiou told parliament on Monday, responsing to a question tabled by New Democracy MP Kostas Katsafados.

Katsafados expressed his concern for the implementation of the state budget, noting a deviation of 2.3 billion euros in the data for January to September.

“We will achieve the target again. For a third year. Every time we have new data, alarmism begins,” she said, adding the deviation in the data is not the result of a revenue shortfall and does not create a problem in the budget, as it is a “cash problem” relating to payments of arrears and not the budget.