Party and church representatives agree on transparent restitution

17-12-2013

Representatives of churches and the two strongest parties of the emerging coalition, the Social Democrats and ANO, met for talks on Tuesday to discuss the process of church restitutions. The two sides agreed that the return of property, should be transparent and are considering setting up a working group to monitor the process. The Social Democrats and ANO are determined to try to push for an agreement which would lower the amount of money to be paid out by the state for property which cannot be returned. A meeting is to be held in January to discuss the possibilities with church representatives. The third potential coalition party, the Christian Democrats, are against changes to the restitution law.