Zeman praises Czech govt for pensions, criticises social housing


26.04.2014 16:04

Prague - Czech President Milos Zeman appreciates the centre-left government´s increase in pensions and the planned introduction of child birth bonus also for second child, but he dislikes the missing laws on social housing and proving the origin of property, he said today.


Prezident Miloš Zeman vystoupil s projevem na šestém sjezdu Českomoravské konfederace odborových svazů ČMKOS, který pokračoval 26. dubna v Praze druhým dnem. ČTK Šimánek Vít

"I am concerned that the bill on social housing is being postponed. And that the bill on the proving of the origin of one´s property is vanishing, even though all parties talked about it in their campaigns before the election," Zeman told journalists at the congress of the CMKOS umbrella trade union.

Zeman pointed to the protractions in the dealing with the social housing bill earlier.

He said he is surprised that the government of Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) wants to deal with the bill only next year.

The CMKOS named Josef Stredula its new chairman on Friday.

Jaroslav Zavadil gave up the post because he was elected to the lower house of parliament for the CSSD.

Stredula said his priorities are to promote economic growth and fight unemployment.

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