Government wants to compensate all 1968-invasion victims

The Czech government on Wednesday approved a proposal for the state to compensate all victims of the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, regardless of whether they had received some form of compensation in the communist years. An earlier legislation opening the way for compensation of 1968 victims does not entitle many of them to apply. According to Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek this is unfair since the sum they had received was negligible. Under the law from 2005, the victims or their relatives can apply for a one-off financial compensation from 30,000 to 150,000 crowns depending on the harm suffered.