Finance Minister reveals cost of renaming Prague’s Ruzyně airport after late Czech ex-president Václav Havel

Renaming Prague’s Ruzyně airport after the late ex-president Václav Havel would cost between 10 and 15 million crowns, the Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek has said. In an interview for Hospodářské noviny the finance minister stressed that if the majority of state representatives as well as the public agreed with the renaming of the airport, he the government, as the airport’s majority stakeholder, would back the move. Film producer Fero Fenič is the author of the initiative to rename the capital’s international airport after Mr Havel. Some 80,000 people have signed the petition. The government has postponed a decision on the matter until spring and has announced that the move is pending consent by Mr Havel’s family.

Author: Jan Velinger