1st June 2015

ODS Party Congress resolutions

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.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic