Bulgaria's President Gets Unexpected Budget Boost
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
The interim government has allocated additional 0.98 million levs to the Presidency, a draft decree of the Council of Ministers shows.
The document, available on the Finance Ministry's website, reveals 801 000 levs are to be set aside for President Rosen Plevneliev and Vice President Margarita Popova's visits abroad.
Another 179 000 levs are to be earmarked for salaries of the presidential administration.
Citing a letter of Rosen Plevneliev to interim Deputy Finance Minister Kiril Ananiev, Bulgarian daily Presa reports the head of state moved on his own to demand the hike, explaining his administration "urgently" needed the funds.