Czech government approves policy programme

The caretaker Czech government on Friday approved its policy programme. Its main priorities include drawing on EU funds as well as efforts to revive the depressed economy and reduce unemployment. The cabinet also plans to increase the number of police officers and hire more staff for labour offices. Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok said his cabinet would work to renew people’s trust in public and state institutions. The interim government, appointed earlier this month without consent from political parties, is scheduled to seek the approval of the lower house on Wednesday.

Author: Jan Richter