Czechs Yearning for Growth Set to Abandon Merkel Path

Czechs Yearning for Growth Set to Abandon Merkel Path

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A couple kiss beneath construction cranes in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, on Sept. 5, 2013. Czech deficit reduction has helped secure the highest rating in the post-communist EU at Moody’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s, on par with euro-region member Estonia. It also boosted government bonds to record highs.