The government has approved a program statement, including a passage on covid

The coalition leaders met over the document on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. According to the chairman of the People’s Party and Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Marian Jurečka, the meeting was therefore formal today and the cabinet approved the document unanimously.

“The document still has some textual changes and I think it is a good program for the future of the Czech Republic,” Bartoš said on the date of publication of the government statement.

According to Bartoš, the government prepared the program with regard to the state of individual ministries and the financial situation of the Czech Republic. According to him, all parties in the coalition are satisfied with the result, Bartoš considers the program to be good for the country’s future. “The ministers had at their disposal texts prepared by expert teams. Subsequently, we discussed the process by which the program statement was created. Then it was approved,” he told today’s briefing of the cabinet.

According to the Minister of Education Petr Gazdík (STAN), the discussion was short. “There were no contradictions, no major frictions about the program statement. Rather, we tried to clarify the wording and give the document some logical framework,” he told reporters. He considers a change in the style and content of education to be crucial in the field of education. “We will try to ensure that schools are less confusing and that pupils and students are more prepared for a future world in which every graduate of any school will have to learn new things. Unfortunately, the knowledge with which they leave school will no longer be enough.” added Gazdík.

The program statement now includes a passage about covid

According to the Minister of Finance Zbyněk Stanjura (ODS) and other members of the government, the program statement, which was approved by the Cabinet of the Spolu and PirStan coalitions this afternoon, does not differ significantly in what the coalition promised in the November coalition program. With the document, Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) will ask the Chamber of Deputies for his government on Wednesday. In the lower house, the five-party coalition parties have a majority of 108 votes

The party leaders discussed the statement on Tuesday and Wednesday. The working version of the document, which is available to ČTK, states, for example, the promise that the first stage of the pension reform will be adopted by the end of 2023. According to the Minister of Health Vlastimil Válka (TOP 09)

According to the War, Covid has about ten lines of statements about how the government wants to “work” in connection with the covid. “We have defined that we consider covid to be something that cannot be eliminated in a single dose of vaccination. The system needs to be set up to prevent waves and changes,” he told reporters when he arrived at Straka Academy, adding that such a system should be set up. within half a year.

At a press conference on the budget today, Stanjura said that the government statement would not bring major changes compared to the coalition program. He mentioned, for example, an increase in the limit for the use of a flat tax, and the program also includes plans for tax relief. “Everything is conditioned by the fact that it will succeed in reducing debt,” he said.

When Minister of the Environment Anna Hubáčková (KDU-ČSL) arrived at the government office, she told reporters that the statement contained some new terms against the coalition agreement. “We have made a commitment to present the constitutional protection of water this year, that we will also end the law on the agricultural land fund this year, so we have rather provided deadlines,” she said.

According to the Minister of Agriculture Zdeněk Nekula (KDU-ČSL), there is “a few details in the specification of the wording” in the program statement compared to the coalition program. “There are two very important terms,” ​​he said. He added that in 2030, the share of organic farming should be increased to 20 percent of the acreage of agricultural land and the set-aside of land to ten percent.

According to Minister Martin Kupka (ODS), the Ministry of Transport specified the deadlines not only for the commissioning and completion of motorway and railway constructions, but also for the preparation of constructions, such as the high-speed line, compared to the coalition program.

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