Politics & Policy|Economy|Foreign Affairs
Martin Shabu|04.05.2012

Export promotion or reality show? Minister Kuba directs

The Czech government has repeatedly declared the upmost importance and policy priority of supporting Czech exports to countries outside the EU. It is apparently concerned about the quality of services provided by the state to Czech exporters attempting to penetrate into new world markets. The reality is, however, somewhat different: it appears the prime concern is securing lucrative jobs in the state sphere and control of billions of crowns.