March 16, 2023 08:23 GMT
Pavel Signs Pension Bill, Current Account Balance On Tap
- President Petr Pavel said he will sign a bill slowing pension growth but backed a call for for a constitutional review of the process of adopting the law. At the same time, he urged government officials to negotiate with the opposition on the proposal to freeze the salaries of constitutional officials. Pavel's decision to sign the bill came under criticism from the opposition ANO and SPD parties. ANO's Alena Schillerova said that the party's team has already started working on a formal constitutional complaint.
- Pavel arrived in Warsaw this morning for a two-day visit. He already chose Poland as the destination of his second foreign trip (after the traditional visit to Slovakia) during the election campaign, when his rival Andrej Babis questioned Czechia's commitment to defending its neighbouring NATO ally.
- Czechia's January current account balance will be published at the top of the hour.