Amidst rising concerns about the national budget, parliamentary debates have been held to discuss the budget plan presented by Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Finance Minister Marko Primorac. Opposition leaders have expressed skepticism towards the budget’s priorities, claiming that it is inflated for pre-election purposes.
Božo Petrov of Most described the budget as a poorly directed movie, criticizing the apparent lack of focus on issues directly impacting families, pensioners, and employees. Political figures such as Peđa Grbin and Marijan Pavliček echoed these sentiments, expressing concerns about the substantial deficit and the apparent lack of attention to crucial areas like housing, healthcare, and energy renovation.
This criticism led to questions about the government’s priorities and its commitment to sound fiscal management. Despite this, there seems to be a consensus among opposition leaders regarding the inflated nature of the budget. The debates were punctuated by strong rhetoric and impassioned disagreements, indicating their contentious nature.