Belgian King save state fundsBlog, Sunday, October 02, 2011 12:42:15
Belgian King Albert II has offered the Prime Minister to move the country from their personal funds of the cost of repair of the Royal Palace. In the palace in 2010 will be located the headquarters of the Belgian Presidency of the European Union, and there are plans to hold the top middle of Europe - Asia.
Alerted to the complex budgetary situation in the country and the global financial crisis, the king offers part of the annual state subsidies for the royal family to be diverted to repair the building. State support of the monarchy in Belgium amounted to € 600,000. Albert's second proposal was accepted by the government. According to 2008 data from godinaobshto support of the monarchy was sruvalo Belgian taxpayers 13 million and € 858,000. Of these 10 million for the upkeep of the palace of King Albert II. The remaining 13 million to be received by his children. Under the new rules, however, already voted by the Belgian Senate, the throne after Prince Philip, in addition to its allocation will be applied only to successor - where Princess Elizabeth.
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