Some EUR 2.7 million less is being spent on the institution of monarchy next year.
Until last year nobody had a clue how much exactly is being spent on maintaining this institution in Belgium because many of the figures were not made public, but reforms introduced by the last government mean that the cost is now transparent.
Grants to members of the royal family included in this amount total EUR 13.8 million.
The figure is only topped by expenditure on policing: nearly EUR 15.5 million.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica