Most state en­ti­ties miss bud­get tar­gets

Kathimerini English - - Focus - PROKOPIS HATZINIKOLAOU

Most gen­eral gov­ern­ment en­ti­ties missed their bud­get tar­gets again in the sec­ond quar­ter of the year, ac­cord­ing to data re­leased by the Fi­nance Min­istry. Fur­ther­more, al­most four in ev­ery five en­ti­ties were off tar­get by more than 10 per­cent.

In to­tal, the 55 gen­eral gov­ern­ment en­ti­ties (with an an­nual bud­get of at least 10 mil­lion eu­ros) missed the bud­get tar­get by a to­tal of 397 mil­lion eu­ros in the Jan­uary-June pe­riod, af­ter be­ing off 110 mil­lion in the first quar­ter. This means that the prob­lem ex­panded by 260 per­cent in the sec­ond quar­ter.

Forty-two en­ti­ties missed their tar­gets by more than 10 per­cent, led by the Gen­er­a­tional Sol­i­dar­ity In­sur­ance Fund (AKAGE), which recorded a hole of 142 mil­lion eu­ros, fol­lowed by the Green Fund, with a 93.8-mil­lion-euro gap. Con­cern­ing the Green Fund in par­tic­u­lar, the min­istry at­trib­uted the prob­lem to re­duced tak­ings from the illegal build­ing set­tle­ment tranches.

The best re­sult was reg­is­tered by the Hel­lenic Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol and Preven­tion (KEELPNO), amount­ing to an 8.6-mil­lioneuro sur­plus over the tar­get.

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