YEREVAN. – The old attitude towards the budget was expressed in the fact that the state budget was used by the authorities to take or steal a part of the salary. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated this during Friday’s debates on the 2019 state budget performance report, at the joint sitting of the standing committees of the National Assembly of Armenia.
According to him, the new perception of the budget, however, should be different. "The budget is our shared ‘pocket’ which we jointly create to resolve collective issues. In my opinion, the old and new perception of the budget is the watershed that separates the statal people from the non-statal [ones],” Pashinyan stressed.