Government discussing contract adjusting Czech – Austrian border

The Czech – Austrian border could shift slightly if a contract being discussed by the government on Wednesday is concluded. The modification would involve only a quarter of a square kilometre in two areas in South Moravia and neither country would gain land from it. The rationale for the contract is anti-flooding precautions taken during the 1990s along the Dyje River, which flows back and forth across the border. The Czech – Austrian border was last adjusted in 2001. A contract regarding similar adjustments to the border with Slovakia is also being prepared.