The Czech Republic needs to stick to the government’s proposed fiscal measures to cut the deficit to below the European Union’s limit of 3 percent of economic output next year, CTK newswire said, citing Premier Petr Necas.
The lower house of parliament approved in July a government bill raising the value-added tax rates and creating a new tax bracket for higher earners.
The upper house, controlled by the opposition Social Democrats who are against the changes, is likely to reject the proposed legislation at a session starting tomorrow. The lower house may overturn the Senate’s vote in a new ballot.
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