8 november 2012
The Czech Parliament voted last Thursday a law to return church property that was confiscated by the communist regime after 1948. The center-right Government of Prime minister Petr Necas obtained a majority in Parliament: 102 out of 103 present deputies approved the necessary legislation. Altogether 17 church communities will take back immovable properties worth the equivalent of some 2,9 billion Euros. In addition, the law envisages handing churches financial compensation worth the equivalent of 2.3 billion Euros over a period of 30 years.