PM Fiala: gov’t program to focus on Czech competitiveness, pension reform

Prime Minister Petr Fiala told reporters after the first cabinet meeting of the year that the government’s program, published on Friday, aims above all to increase stabilize the economy and boost competitiveness, with pension reform also an urgent priority.

The five-party coalition unanimously approved the program statement after consultations with experts at various ministries and business and labour representatives.

The government program also includes policy initiatives on education, the environment, housing, digitalisation, science and research, among others, as key areas.

Fiala’s government, which enjoys a majority of 108 votes in the 200-seat lower house of Parliament, plans to call a vote of confidence on January 12.

Author: Brian Kenety