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Petr Fiala’s government published its policy statement, it wants to move Czechia forward among the most developed countries of the world

CZECH REPUBLIC, January 7 - A smart, modern, effective and economical state, belonging to democratic Europe and defending democratic principles. That is the vision of the future of the Czech Republic in the upcoming four years, as presented on Friday, 7 January 2022, by the government of Petr Fiala in its policy statement. With it, the cabinet wants to ask the Chamber of Deputies for confidence on Wednesday, 12 January.

The government of Petr Fiala published its policy statement, the wording of which it approved anonymously at its extraordinary meeting on Thursday, 6 January. The document stems from the coalition programme agreed on by the parties and movements of the five-party coalition of Civic Democrats (ODS), Mayors and Independents (STAN), Pirates, Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and TOP 09 before the October parliamentary elections. The document was then elaborated and enlarged with comments from representatives of social partners and of other important actors in the ministerial sectors.

 “The policy statement of our government follows on from the coalition agreement in all basic items. We took into account some current issues as well, such as combating the COVID-19. But what is important: the policy statement is an ambitious programme of the government for four years. We want the Czech Republic to be a modern country, able to stand up to international competition and geared towards being one of the most developed countries of the world. And our policy statement corresponds to that,” said Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

In its statement of policy, the cabinet of Petr Fiala set itself eleven main priorities that are: stabilisation of public finance, orientation of the Czech Republic towards the European Union and NATO, the pension reform, education, free market support, environmental protection, housing support, state administration digitisation, science and research support, modern lean and flexible state administration, and improved political culture in the country and accountability of the government to the voters.

The main objectives of the government include achieving a state not living on debt, a smart, effective and economical state, or a state belonging to democratic Europe and actively promoting and defending the values of freedom and democracy. The results of the four years’ work of Petr Fiala’s government should include, according to the policy statement, a state with high-quality and modern education, a state where people have a place to live thanks to a more flexible building permit procedure, have the certainty of dignified life also in old age, a state supporting mainly small and medium-sized firms as the backbone of the economy, and investing enough funding in science and research so that the Czech economy has a chance to stand up to international competition and the Czech Republic becomes one of the innovation leaders in the world.

The government wants to focus on nature and landscape conservation and on challenges brought about by climate change, while seeking solutions that do not jeopardise the country’s prosperity. According to Petr Fiala’s cabinet, Green Deal is an opportunity to invest in sustainable development and in modernising the economy and the whole country. Another objective is to ensure energy self-sufficiency of the Czech Republic in the future by means of nuclear energy and with the support of renewable energy sources.

 “Our coalition stands firmly by this policy statement and we will exert our best efforts to fulfil our ambitions,” said Prime Minister Petr Fiala.

The whole text of the policy statement of Petr Fiala’s government is available at: (in Czech language).