Coalition talks: Social Democrats, ANO remain split on taxes

Potential coalition partners, the Social Democrat and ANO parties, remain divided on tax policies, Social Democrat leader Bohuslav Sobotka said. The parties are in talks on forming a coalition government along with the Christian Democrats; they have agreed on a series of issues including austerity measures, ways to boost economic growth, and others; however, the ANO party refuses the Social Democrat plans to raise corporate taxes and to introduce property checks. Leaders of both parties are to meet again on Saturday.