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In the state budget strategy for the years from 2020-2023, the government of Estonia has set five priorities: family-friendly Estonia, a cohesive society, a knowledge-based economy, efficient governance, and a free and protected state. The strategy spells out specific activities and funding in order to achieve the government’s aims.
The budget for 2020 is forecast to be in nominal balance and moving toward a structural balance, with a structural deficit of 0.7 per cent of GDP. In 2021, the structural deficit will decline to 0.2 per cent and the budget is forecast to be in a nominal surplus.
General government debt will decrease both as a sum in euros and as a share of GDP. General government debt will decrease to 8 per cent of GDP in 2020 from 8.8 per cent in 2019. In absolute terms, government debt will decrease to 2.3 billion euros in 2020 from 2.4 billion euros this year.
The tax burden will remain stable at 33.2 per cent of the GDP over the next two years and is projected to fall to 32.7 per cent of the GDP in 2022.
The government made the last of the decisions regarding the administrative-territorial reform in early July. As a result of the mergers initiated by volunteers and the government, out of 213 governments in Estonia 79 local governments i.e. 15 towns and 64 municipalities will remain.
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