Public Affairs unhappy with proposed austerity package

Public Affairs, one of the three parties in government, has threatened to torpedo the finance minister’s proposed austerity package at Wednesday’s government meeting. Party leader Radek John, who heads the interior ministry, said the proposed measures placed an unfair burden on Public Affairs ministers who were expected to take the biggest cuts. The party leadership is set to debate the issue further on Tuesday evening. Public Affairs holds the interior, transport and education ministries. In an angry reaction to the public statement Prime Minister Nečas said all ministries were being asked to make cuts and any minister who couldn’t shoulder the burden had no place in government.