Bartoš: No coalition agreement yet on raising property tax

There is no agreement as yet among the five-party Czech governing coalition on the issue of increasing property tax, the minister for regional development, Ivan Bartoš of the Pirates, told journalists. In an interview for Wednesday’s Hospodářské noviny, the minister of finance, the Civic Democrats’ Zbyněk Stanjura, said doubling the current property tax could help consolidate the state budget.

For his part, the minister of transport, Martin Kupka of the Civic Democrats, said it was too soon to discuss individual means of reducing the budget’s structural deficit.

Author: Ian Willoughby