Babiš sets out government priorities in lower house

Speaking ahead of the first vote of confidence in his minority government, Prime Minister Andrej Babiš set out its aims. In an almost one-hour speech to the Chamber of Deputies, the ANO chief referred to six areas, including the European Union, investment, security, the digitalisation of the state administration, pension reform and reform of the state.

Mr. Babiš said that it was nonsense to say that ANO were threatening democracy and that the party actually wished to develop it. He said his cabinet would work to improve the lives of Czech citizens and that the country had the potential to reach the first division in Europe.