Economic activity in the Czech Republic is expected to remain flat in 2012 and gradually gain momentum as external conditions improve. The 2012 Article IV Consultation discusses that monetary conditions have been appropriately supportive of economic activity. The Czech financial system has proved resilient to the effects of the global crisis. Directors have commended the significant progress made in consolidating public finances and the authorities' strong commitment to long-term fiscal sustainability. Directors have also discussed the appropriate fiscal policy stance in light of the weaker economic outlook for 2012.