Senators adopted, on Tuesday, their 2011 budget amounting to 127 million lei, about 30% higher than the one for 2010, Romanian news agency Agerpres informs. Of the total spending, the biggest are personnel spending about half of the total, meaning 68.4 million lei.

Goods and services spending represent 35 million lei and capital spending, 20.6 million lei. Personnel spending include stipends for Senators, salaries without bonuses for holidays or an annual bonus.

For current spending on logistics, the budget allocates 12.9 million lei and for representation and protocol, 3.6 million lei.

The budget was approved with 86 votes for, 2 against and 2 abstains.