The bulk of the funding, CZK 80bn, will come from cohesion funds, Stanjura said at a Zofin Forum adding that the ministry will focus on financing smaller number of projects with a higher value. Priority road projects include the completion of D11 motorway connecting Prague with the Polish border and of D1 highway as well as the construction of Ceske Budejovices ring road.
Among the important railway projects are the upgrade of third and fourth transit corridors and modernisation of hubs on the first corridor. Under the current Operational Programme Transport, the country can draw CZK 147bn but the financed projects should be completed by 2015.
Social Democrats (CDDS), the major Czech opposition party, proposed next year's general and European elections to be held on the same day, CTK news agency reported. CSSD leader Bohuslav Sobotka ... more
The Czech unit of UK retailer Tesco faces a fine of up to CZK 3mn (EUR 116,000) for selling beef lasagne containing undeclared horsemeat, Radio Prague reported. The state-run Agricultural and Food ... more
The upper house of the Czech parliament, the Senate, voted on March 20 a constitutional amendment to limit the immunity of lawmakers and constitutional judges, Radio Prague reported. Out of the ... more