The 26th Congress of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) took place in Prague on 30 May 2015. No elections were on agenda. Among the resolutions of the week-end party congress was the aim at reduction of the tax burden in the Czech Republic (by elimination of three out of seventeen existing tax rates - road tax, real estate tax, real estate acquisition tax - and gradual introduction of a single VAT of 15%, or flat income tax of 19%, for instance). The party rejected President Miloš Zeman’s initiative supporting euro adoption and the EU’s refugee quotas. The party members proposed the introduction of the so-called index of freedom that would measure the level of interference of each new piece of legislation into personal freedom.
9th January 2018