The 2018 Lithuanian budget envisages higher funding of the State Security Department (VSD), which should grow by over 10 million euros from this year's level.
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Under the 2018 budget draft, the department should be earmarked 38.219 million euros, as compared with 26.087 million euros granted this year.

From the next year's budget, the department should spend 30.770 million euros on expenditures (EUR 19.961 mln this year), including 13.7 million euros on salaries (EUR 13.132 mln this year).

Another 7.449 million euros is envisaged for acquisition of property, up from this year's 6.126 million euros for the purpose.

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