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Czech government proposes measures to keep ballooning deficit under control

May. 11, 2023 10:19 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech citizens will likely pay more for beer and medicine while businesses will face higher corporate taxes as part of a package of dozens of measures designed to keep the ballooning budget deficit under control, the government said Thursday. Prime Minister Petr Fiala...

Czechs protest government bid to raise retirement age

Mar. 29, 2023 08:49 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech labor unions on Wednesday joined with opposition parties to protest the government's proposed bid to raise the retirement age by four years to 68. Some 2,000 protesters gathered Wednesday in front of government offices in the capital Prague to voice their...

Retired army general Petr Pavel inaugurated Czech president

Mar. 09, 2023 10:02 AM EST

Prague (AP) — A retired army general and former senior NATO official was sworn in Thursday as the Czech Republic's new president, succeeding the controversy-courting Milos Zeman. Petr Pavel took the formal oath during a joint session of both houses of Parliament at Prague Castle,...