Czech TV: Interior Ministry to receive additional 420 million crowns in state budget for 2017


The Interior Ministry will receive an additional 420 million crowns from the state budget for next year, Czech TV reported on Wednesday, outlining that Interior Minister Milan Chovanec had reached a compromise agreement with Finance Minister Andrej Babiš. Earlier in the week, Mr Chovanec had telegraphed that the ministry would need an additional 1.1 billion crowns for 2017, a proposal Mr Babiš largely rejected. Following the agreement, the Interior Ministry budget for 2017 will be higher by 3.8 billion crowns overall from the previous year. Some of the additional finances will go towards preparing police forces against terrorism, including the acquisition of new arms, defense equipment and other items.