Lower house postpones restitution bill

The Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament has postponed a vote on church restitution due to a government crisis over planned tax reforms. The motion to postpone the vote was put forward by opposition MPs and supported by the Civic Democrats and other coalition deputies. The LIDEM party, a coalition member, said that it would only support the restitution bill if the controversial tax hike aimed at cutting the gap in public finances won parliamentary approval.

Author: Masha Volynsky