May 2009
Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe & Baltic States;May2009, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p6
Country Report
This section offers news briefs concerning Czech Republic. On March 29, 2009, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek announced that the European Union's (EU) Lisbon Treaty will be fully ratified by the Czech Republic in June 2009. The country's inflation dropped to 2.0 percent year-over-year in February 2009. The government has approved reducing the rate of value-added tax (VAT) in most of the service sector on March 30, 2009.


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