In the end of the year the Government of Georgia has not adjusted the budget, as it was often done by the previous government – Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said at the press conference.
According to him, the budget is real and the government has nothing to hide – there are ministries that have failed to meet the expenditure side of the budget, but it happened before, since no one and nowhere fulfills the budget by 100%.
“In such cases, adjustments are usually made to the budget, as it was often done by the previous government, but we abandoned this practice. We have presented the public what was in reality and are not going to hide anything, “- said the head of government.
With regard to the government’s ability to withstand a possible crisis, according to him, in the current situation it is impossible to make predictions based on the situation in the region.
“We will not hurry with forecasts, we will await developments in the region. I do not think criticism of the government is justified, because in spite of the difficult economic situation, in 2014 we will still have a 5% growth. It is the government’s merit. We have balanced relations with Russia, have signed an Association Agreement with the EU, have opened 105 new enterprises, have invested heavily in agriculture. While the fluctuations of the national currency are a consequence of the difficult economic situation in the region and not the government’s wrong actions, “- said the Prime Minister.