Czech Cabinet May Ease Deficit Cuts to Spur Economy, Lidove Says

June 4 (Bloomberg) -- The Czech government may consider slowing its drive to cut the budget deficit in order to boost economic growth, Lidove Noviny reported, citing Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek.

While the government is sticking to its goal of having balanced public finances in 2016, it may discuss “a slight easing of the pace” if it benefits the economy, the newspaper’s weekend edition quoted Kalousek as saying in an interview.

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