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Ukraine to increase spending on Justice Ministry, Information Policy Ministry

Spending on Justice Ministry will rise by 32.3%, on Information Policy Ministry – by 229%
16:27, 9 January 2018

Information Policy Ministry

Ukraine’s state budget for 2018 provides for the allocation of $447 million to the Ministry of Justice, which shows a 32.3% growth, compared to 2017. At the same time, the state budget aims to direct $30.3 million towards the needs of the Ministry of Information Policy. This figure demonstrates a 229% increase, compared to the 2017 state budget.

Such amounts are specified in the law on the state budget of Ukraine for 2018, which was published on the official website of the National Parliament, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

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The Ministry of Justice received $320 million from the 2017 state budget, whereas $9.22 million was allocated to the Ministry of Information Policy.

In particular, of the funds provided for the Justice Ministry, $144 million will be spent on management and administration of the justice system, $192 million will go towards the execution of punishments by agencies and institutions of the State Penitentiary Service. Almost $20 million will be directed to the maintenance of probation authorities, and another $28.3 million will be spent on payments in pursuance of decisions by foreign jurisdictions concerning citizens of Ukraine.

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The coordination center for the provision of legal assistance will get $18.6 in funding, while the State Archival Service is set to receive $7 million.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Information Policy will receive $17 million to produce and broadcast television and radio programs for the needs of the state, to collect, process and distribute official information products, and to support the state-owned foreign broadcasting system of Ukraine. Also, 12.76 million is expected to be spent on the protection of the national information space.

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