The government has spent approximately 5 million lei from the beginning of 2017 till now, according to some data offered by the State Chancellery.
The data shows that the money allocated for work trips abroad was mostly spent in 2018 – approx. 2,2 millions lei. In 2018, 149 work trips were made, 57 of which were covered by the budget of the State Chancellery, and the rest – by external financing. In 2017, circa 1,8 million lei was spent on work trips, there were 139 trips made in total, 46 of which were again financed by the State Chancellery.
For the first 9 months of this year, the amount of the expenses for the work trips is estimated to be 1 million lei, for 39 trips in which the employees of the institution participated, 81 visits being made in total.
It is interesting to notice that the last two prime ministers alotted different amounts of money for similar work trips.
For a trip to Washington made by Pavel Filip on June 24th – 27th, almost 500 thousand lei were allocated.
Maia Sandu also made a work trip in Washington and for three days as well in September 2019. However, her expenses were much more modest, of approx. 172 thousand lei.
Both delegations consisted of 4 people.