Albanian government approved the funding from the state budget of the religious communities

Albanian government approved the funding from the state budget of the religious communities

 In today's meeting, the Government approved, in support of Article 100 of the Constitution, Articles 4, 5 and 6 of Law No. 10140, dated 15 May 2009, "On the Financing bythe State Budget of Religious Communities that Have Agreed with the Council of the Ministers ", Law No. 9936, dated 26.6.2008," On the Management of the Budgetary System in the Republic of Albania ", as amended, and Law No.109 / 2017" On the Budget of 2018 ", upon the proposal of The Prime Minister, the Council of Ministers decided:

1. The 2018 budget of Lek 109,000,000 (one hundred and nine million) is approved to financially support the religious communities, and is to be used as follows: a) The Muslim Community of Albania benefits Lek 31,680 000 (thirty-one million six hundred and eighty thousand), divided into: i. 11 520 000 (eleven million five hundred and twenty thousand) leks, for financing half the minimum budget wage for 80 employees of the administration; ii. Lek 20,160 000 (twenty million one hundred and sixty thousand) for financing with half the minimum budget pay for 140 employees of preschool, pre-university and university education institutions. b) The Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania benefits the sum of Lek 25,776,000 (twenty-five million seven hundred and seventy-six thousand), divided into: i. 20,016,000 (twenty million and sixteen thousand) for financing with half the minimum budget wage for 139 employees of the administration; ii. Lek 5,760,000 (five million seven hundred and sixty thousand) for financing with half the minimum budget pay for 40 employees of preschool, pre-university and university education institutions. c) The Catholic Church in Albania benefits from the sum of Lek 25,776,000 (twenty-five million seven hundred and seventy-six thousand) divided into: i. Lek 6 336 000 (six million three hundred and thirty six thousand) for financing with half the minimum budget pay for 44 employees of the administration; ii. Lek 19,440,000 (nineteen million four hundred and forty thousand) leks, for financing half the minimum budget wage for 135 employees of preschool, pre-university and university education institutions. ç) The Bektashi World Headship benefits the sum of 25,768,000 (twenty-five million seven hundred sixty-eight thousand), divided into: i. 3,744,000 (three million seven hundred forty four thousand), for financing up to half the minimum budget pay for 26 employees of the administration; ii. Lek 15 024 000 (fifteen million twenty four thousand), namely: - 12,024 000 (twelve million twenty-four thousand), for the construction of the Elbasan Masjid; - 3,000,000 (three million), for the construction of the Shtufi Masjid, Gjirokastra. iii. Lek 7 000,000 (seven million) due to the special position of the Tirana World Headquarters and the extension of its activity abroad that will be used to fully or partially cover the request-preventives presented by it in the request of 2018, according to the financial documentation submitted.

2. The transfer of the fund set forth in point 1 of this Decision shall be made simultaneously, within May 2018. 3.

The Ministry of Finance and Economy and the State Committee for Cults shall be responsible for the implementation of this Decision. This Decision comes into force immediately and is published in the Official Gazette.
Albanian government approved the funding from the state budget of the religious communities Albanian government approved the funding from the state budget of the religious communities Thursday, May 10, 2018 Rating: 5
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