This statement provides an update on the status of one of the prior actions listed in Attachment Table 6 of the staff report (EBS/02/23, 2/11/02). It does not change the thrust of the staff appraisal.
Regarding the prior action on the publication of the budget tables, the Minister of Finance gave the approval in early February. These tables were published in several installments starting February 6, with the final installment published on February 22. While completion of the prior action thus came after the required five working days prior to the Board meeting, the staff considers it appropriate to proceed with the Board meeting as scheduled, given that publication was authorized well in advance.