Parliament to discuss amendments to the state budget
162,3 million GEl will be allocated from the state budget of Georgia for the disaster elimination programs prepared by the government after the last week`s hail and windstorm in the country, which affected Kakheti Region most of all. The amendments to the state budget have been already submitted to parliament for adoption. The explanation card attached to the document initiated at the parliament, 82,3 million GEL will be allocated from the state budget, while 80 million was donated by various organizations. In addition, 50 million GEL will be allocated for the implementation of the program `elimination of disaster consequences. The program aims to fund the rehabilitation of the houses damaged by the windstorm and hail, providing affected families with food products and compensating damage to farmers.
The draft amendments to the state budget will be discussed at the parliamentary committees today.
President of Ukraine Vikto Yanukovych says he is ready to hold round table talks with the opposition over the ongoing anti-government protests, as thousands of protestors continued to block roads and camped outside government buildings in capital Kiev.
Georgian parliament has adopted a statement regarding the situation in Ukraine with 68 votes against zero, as the opposition was not attending the vote in the session hall on Monday. Opposition disapproved the draft statement presented by the majority.
Georgia-EU council will meet in Brussels today. The 14th meeting of the council will be attended by the European Commission, Stefan Fule. The parties will discuss Georgia-EU relations, reforms carried out by Georgian government for the development of democracy and human rights.
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