Budget Submissions of Line Ministries

As part of the annual budget preparation process, ministries of finance determine the macroeconomic framework, establish expenditure ceilings for the different budget users, and instruct them in submitting their requests, i.e. by assuring that estimates are made in consistence with macro-fiscal objectives, and by challenging submitted costing of existing and any new policy proposals. Budget users’ submissions are also a crucial part of preparing strategic macro-fiscal documents, as, for example, the Economic and Fiscal Program (EFP) or Pre-Accession Economic Program that is assessed by the European Commission on an annual basis.[...]