President Klaus: government should agree with opposition on crisis management

The Czech government should reach agreement with the opposition on a plan to minimize the effects of the global economic crisis, President Václav Klaus said in an interview for the daily Hospodářské noviny. Mr Klaus pointed out that he had also reached agreement with the opposition ten years ago, in order to avoid a drawn out political crisis. He suggested that the government should suspend the greens’ right to block the construction of highways in an attempt to ease the economic recession.

Author: Ruth Fraňková