Czech Premier Sees IMF Loan Only If All of EU Lends, Lidove Says

The Czech Republic should fund the mechanism aimed at tackling the euro area’s crisis only if all other European Union states outside the euro region contribute as well, Lidove Noviny reported, citing Premier Petr Necas.

The government should ask the central bank to provide part of its foreign exchange reserves in a funding for the International Monetary Fund only if there was a threat that the Czech Republic would become isolated, the newspaper cited Necas as saying in an interview.

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