Czech regions to get funding boost in 2016
Czech regions should receive 3.5 billion crowns more in central government funding next year. The increased funding came after finance minister Andrej Babiš dropped his call for the increase to be postponed until 2017. Regions complained that their funding was cut during the economic crisis and centre-right government of former prime minister Petr Nečas. Head of the Association of Regions Michal Hašek said the regions would use the money for much needed investments such as transport infrastructure and old people’s homes.