The creation of the group became known from the words of Ondřej Kolář, representing the conservative movement TOP 09. The group will develop a project on the nationalization of frozen Russian property in the country.
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“I have assembled a parliamentary group that is working on a bill aimed at nationalizing Russian property,” the 24-hour news channel of Czech television ČT24 quotes Kolář as saying.
The Czech Parliament reported that Ondřej Kolář’s initiative has not yet been submitted to deputies for consideration.
Previously, the government of the Czech Republic decided to freeze Russian state property and included FSUE Goszagranobshchestvo (a company for managing assets of the Russian Federation abroad) on the national sanctions list. Nationalization may affect the Russian cultural center in Prague and the former consular offices in Brno and Karlovy Vary. It is known that some part of Russian real estate in the Czech Republic has already been sealed.
The decision to freeze in the Russian Federation was considered illegal from the point of view of international law. The press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov and the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova spoke about this, who added that sanctions against state foreign property will not go unanswered.
TOP 09 was founded by members of the Christian Democratic Union. The party positions itself as democratic, center-right, pro-European and liberal-conservative and advocates reducing the budget deficit, reducing government funding, as well as reforms in the field of social security and health care. TOP 09 is part of the ruling coalition and has 14 seats in the lower house of parliament.
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