Social Watch criticises Czech Republic for reforms

A report released on Thursday by the association Social Watch for the year 2010 criticises the Czech Republic for welfare and other reforms that it says could threaten low-income with poverty. The report also points to tax evasion, corruption in public tenders and a low ratio of women in top politics. The report says that government reforms in education, health care and the pension system actually entail cuts aimed at privatising public services, which is the biggest threat to the social prosperity in the country. Social Watch is a civic association that focuses on poverty eradication and gender justice in the world.