It helps establish national spending priorities and the allocation of resources.
He added that such countries should be drawing up list of public spending priorities and stress testing their banks.
We will chair the negotiations on the future spending priorities of the Community to ensure value for money.
The Turkish government should be encouraged to shift its spending priorities instead.
Now that the Web has lost some of its wonder, it is no longer quite the spending priority among traditional companies.
The next-ranking spending priorities last year were health, the environment, crime and drugs.
If the bill fails, several important spending priorities will be postponed until January, or later.
But that will create a new set of problems this year, because the two houses have different spending priorities.
It is clearly up to the Irish government to define its spending priorities.
Thank you to the many hundreds of people who told us what our spending priorities should be.