Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Radio Prague Today 1.2.2013

Articles posted today

President's final New Year's address includes amnesty releasing prisoners and halting long-running cases

In many ways, Václav Klaus's last ever New Year's Day address as Czech president followed the usual script. But it also contained one big surprise – the announcement of an amnesty that will see a quarter of those serving time in Czech jails freed early and the halting of some cases that have run for years.

New laws to impact household budgets

With gloomy economic outlooks and continuing uncertainty on the job market Czechs are bracing for another tough year. In its determination to bring the deficit in public finances to below 3 percent of GDP in 2013 the centre-right Czech government recently pushed through a number of crucial reforms that will impact each and every citizen.