Czech government opposed to boosted legal aid for poor

The Czech government has turned down a proposal from the lower house of parliament aimed at boosting legal aid to the poor. The proposal from the communist party that the state meets at least part of the costs of civil cases for the poor was turned down.

The communist party has repeatedly backed the move in the past. The government also rejected a proposal from the STAN party aimed at boosting clients’ rights when changing foreign currency. It would have given them the right to back out of transactions within two hours.

And a proposal from the same party allowing high placed government officials to remain on regional councils was also rejected.