Speaking at a seminar on Czech-Chinese cooperation held in the Czech Senate on Tuesday Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka stressed the importance his country attached to developing and deepening business ties with China. Mr. Sobotka said he would like to see the Czech Republic become a transport hub between China and Europe and invited Chinese banks to set up their European headquarters in Prague.
Ministry of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek sees Czech economic growth this year at 3.5 percent, that’s a slight drop from the 4.5 percent expected this year. One of the reasons for the slowdown will be diminished pumping of EU funds which probably contributed one percentage point to growth this year.
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