Czech Republic

New government shows tight fist

Published on 14 July 2010 at 10:57

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“Nečas’ fifteen cheapskates” have made the front page of Lidové Noviny. Petr Nečas centre-right coalition government which came to power on July 13, a month and a half after the legislative elections, has taken up the challenge of reducing the deficit to under 3% of GDP in 2013 and fully balancing the budget by 2016. Among the austerity measures: a 10% cut in public sector salaries (teachers included), reduction in social-services benefits for the poor, shortened maternity leave and price hikes for medical care.

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