ODS leader hits out at coalition promises
The leader of the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) Petr Fiala denounced the promises of the incoming coalition government as vague and irreconcilable. The recently selected leader of the centre-right party said that the government was promising more social spending but had failed to spell out where it will make savings. Fiala added that the self employed are likely to suffer the most from the new government’s measures and also highlighted the possibility of sector taxes on banks or big energy companies. But Fiala welcomed that a government composed of political parties would replace the caretaker administration installed by president Miloš Zeman.