Czech soldiers will take part in fewer military exercises in 2013
The Czech Armed Forces will take part in fewer military exercises in 2013, news website idnes reports, citing information available to lawmakers. According to idnes, Czech soldiers will train in Slovakia, North America and Africa next year. This year the army held 38 military exercises in the Czech Republic and took part in 99 abroad. Next year the number will be reduced to 34 and 95, respectively. The budget for exercises in 2012 was 72.3 billion; the army will have more money for military training in 2013: 75.4 billion crowns.