Kosovo’s opposition parties slam 2010 budget

Kosovo’s parliament approved the national budget for 2010 amid heightened tension and bickering.

Opposition parties strongly objected the budget, saying the partisanship affects government spending decisions. They left the session in a protest of overdue presentation of budget-related papers.

Opposition parties said the next year’s budget envisages a number of partisan projects instead of rational spending.

“The planned projects are oriented to government’s interests. Instead of clarifying how the 148 million euro budget will be spent, they simply voted. This is one of the reasons why we left the session,” said Besa Gaxheri of the Democratic League of Dardania.

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