January 14th, 2020
The Czech defence ministry did not use 2.8 billion crowns from its 71.1 billion budget in 2019 and will use most of the money this year, its spokesman Jan Pejsek told CTK today. The ministry was criticised in the past for not being able to use all of the money allocated to it in the state budget. This year, it says the state of its finances is the healthiest for a four-year period. The state budget approved last year gave the defence ministry 66.7 billion crowns. The total was then increased by other, non-budgetary sources, as well as the money left over from the previous year, to 71.1 billion.