The national budget law draft was approved on Thursday by the specialized commissions in the Parliament.

The joint Senate - Deputies Budget commissions are to discuss, starting on Monday, several amendments in the Budget Law addenda.

One of the amendments already approved reffered fo VAT shares for local budgets. Counties will obtain, starting in 2007, some 12 billion RON for expenses required by local roads.

Parliamentarians also approved an 841 million RON increase for the Defense Ministry budget.