PM Sobotka: No need to revise government’s coalition agreement

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka sees no need to revise the government’s coalition agreement over recent arguments between the Social Democrat and ANO parties. Speaking during his visit to the Zlín region on Monday, Mr Sobotka said adhering to the agreement’s principles was the best way of settling the dispute; the prime minister and ANO leader and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš have clashed over plans to assist the mining firm NWR with keeping its Paskov mine operational until 2016 after Mr Babiš refused to back the originally proposed 1.1 billion crown in support for the mine, and made his own deal with the firm. Mr Babiš and Mr Sobotka are going to discuss their views at a meeting planned for Tuesday, the news agency ČTK reported.