10 Billion DM and 3,000 new jobs - that's the prize on offer as the German car manufacturer BMW decides upon the location of a their new car-parts plant. BMW investment was high on the agenda of Czech Premier Milos Zeman during his visit to Bavaria Tuesday. The Bohemian town of Kolin is very much in the running for the investment, and according to government spokesman Libor Roucek, the discussions in Bavaria gave cause for optimism... He spoke to Peter Smith.
Mr. Zeman also became the most senior Czech government official to meet with the Sudeten German leader, Johans Boehm, although only in Boehm's official capacity as Chairman of the Bavarian parliament. Peter Smith asked Mr. Roucek if there was a specific purpose to their meeting..
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