Other party leaders in Prague will also take part in the debate – Olga Richterová for Pirates, Patrik Nacher for YES, Jiří Hynek from Přísahy and Josef Nerušil from SPD.
The debate has just started with the topic that the Bank Board of the Czech National Bank (CNB) supports interest rates.
“I am glad that the members of the council did not find the courage to try to stop inflation. It is important that savers have advantages over those they owe, “said Hynek. Maláčová remarked that she understood the step, but she did not like it. Nacher was again surprised by an increase of 0.75 percentage points. “The positive is that it will strengthen the crown, which means imports,” he said. Pekarová Adamová agreed with Richter that, despite pressure from the Ministry of Finance, Alena Schillerová, the CNB Board had proved its independence.
“We would like to introduce progressive taxation so that the rich and the less pay more. It is reflected in the lives of low-income people, “commented Semelová.
Regarding the increase in interest rates, which address a complex and sensitive issue. “It will have an impact on people and businesses. You need to invest now. If what happened has happened, they may get into trouble taking out loans or credits. The same goes for people who need a mortgage, especially young people who have not been saved, “she added.
Apartment prices and unaffordable housing
According to the Together coalition, the basic problem is the lack of new flats and higher demand than supply.
“The government has had the opportunity to speed up construction proceedings. Under Babiš’s and previous governments, the length will double, “said Pekarová Adamová. She also talked about making mortgages cheaper for young people. “We want the state to be able to guarantee the amount people have to pay when they go to apply for a mortgage,” she said. “If the state guarantees it, it is more certain for the banks. The best solution is to build more, this is a key issue. As right-wing parties, we want people to get rich and be able to afford to be a luxury for them. “
“Since 1999, Prague has only sold municipal flats, but has not built any,” Hynek said. According to him, the willingness of municipalities and the municipality to build flats is the alpha and omega. “I wonder how many people moved in and how many got into Airbnb politics.”
“In the old days, everyone could live, now it’s expensive,” Semelová recalled, according to which interest in rental housing may increase after the CNB intervened. “State construction means that it will be guaranteed by the state. Even the state can build. Municipalities should have their own concept. We want to focus on dealing with flats. There are thousands of empty ones, “she added.
Pensioners suffer from the horror of how much their tenants become more expensive
SPD then proposes a cooperative construction. According to Nerušil, they imagine it that the municipality and the owner and the investor will join forces and take care of the construction of a residential building, which is offered to families who do not own another property.
According to Maláčová, pensioners are now suffering from the horror of how much their rent will become more expensive, and young families are postponing housing that is overpriced. “The apartment is intended for living. No one can deal with him for profit, “said Semelová. “Private property can be as long as it fulfills what it has.”
“We want to go the way of positive motivation and allow the municipality to provide a form of guarantees and endure procedures when someone does not pay. Some of the problems with housing, especially for the elderly, can be solved by a contribution to housing where there is very little enlightenment, “said Richterová.
Contact centers in municipalities could solve this. They agreed with Maláčová that pensioners do not need housing benefits: “The solution is a sufficient market with housing under control. Completely failed and the apartments are so terribly expensive that it is out of control. Benefits are to be an emergency solution, “the ministry said, adding that foreigners in particular should not buy apartments in bulk.
He did not interrupt regularly by saying that the SPD is definitely not against legally arriving foreigners who come here for work. “We have about 700,000 foreigners here, and the SPD says nothing about it. Let’s ask why our education system produces what it produces, not construction workers, “he complained. When someone bought a second apartment for children, he did not call it speculation. “I don’t want to blame people for not trusting the state to secure them in old age and buy a second apartment.”
“I would very much like schools not to close,” Semelová said about the coronavirus situation. She also criticized the confused statements of members of the government. Positively evaluates the percentage of vaccinated people. Richter said that this summer, the Pirates called for better preparation for various covid scenarios: “The main thing is for the government to stop poking its head in the sand. There are a lot of people who are not vaccinated. The government should find out why. “
In the event of a further increase in the number of infected, Pekarová Adamová would focus on the risk group, ie the elderly. “I hear we want to get vaccinated, but only through our practice. She did not manage the system of government well. (Seniors) are afraid, they are at risk age, “she explained. As she repeated, she wants recognition of antibodies. “We do not know how immersed our society is. Vaccination should be left voluntary, but focus on it as much as possible. “
The SPD rejects another lockdown, preferring to focus on medical facilities. There is no way to close activities.
Hynek again said that covid measures must never become a kind of political struggle. “Politicians should accept responsibility, and if you are a member of the government, you must, even if you have little information and different opinions of epidemiologists,” Maláčová reminded.
According to her, politicians should listen to experts, but it is politicians who already make decisions and are responsible, she mentioned. “You don’t have to be called Revenge, not Oath. “You often have no idea what you’re talking about, and you’re blinded by the past,” she told Hynek.
Migrants and the European Union
According to Nerušil, the SPD movement holds the thesis that it does not want to accept a single illegal migrant. According to them, it is a security threat, including Afghan interpreters, who, according to him, will attract the whole family. Pekarová Adamová emphasized that no one supports illegal migration. “It may be new to the SPD, but it’s true,” she told Nerusil, adding that if someone complies with all the rules, it is not illegal migration.
“You are a cynic and a hyena. We will not betray our allies because of people like you, “Maláčová told Nerušil because of the situation with interpreters in Afghanistan. “I’m not calling you Mrs. Venezuela, either,” Nerušil countered.
Leaders also debated the European Union, which Richter identified as the basis of our economic prosperity and stressed that we still had no alternative. According to her, withdrawal from the EU is unrealistic, which she agreed with Pekarová Adamová. “Everyone who has to take us out should honestly say what the consequences would be for us.”
Maláčová said that the promise of prosperity with which we joined the EU should be improved.
On the contrary, he certainly did not disturb himself as a “European citizen”. According to him, the EU is a political project with a democratic deficit. Hynek stated that he feels Czech in the first place and that he wants to do everything he does for the benefit of the citizens of the Czech Republic. According to him, the European Union has a good idea, but poorly implemented.
“It simply came to our notice then. Many companies are in foreign hands. My personal opinion would be to leave the EU, saying that it would have to be prepared so that there would be no problems as in Britain, “said Semelová. Do not disturb agrees that citizens would have the right to a referendum on speaking.