Politics & Policy|Companies
István Léko|13.02.2012

Will Minister Bendl dare send HZ Consult to audit Budvar brewery?

The Agriculture Ministry’s appointment of auditor HZ Consult to control Budějovický Budvar is steeped in controversy. The relatively small firm has been was linked to a financing scandal involving Public Affairs (VV) fundraiser MP Michal Babák and, indirectly, with the dubious brokerage Key Investments. It is controlled by a co-owner of auditor Bene Factum, which oversees Babák’s business activities.

Chris Johnstone|20.05.2011

Stallion sperm off to Brit royals

The Czech national stud farm has confirmed that it is sending a sperm sample from the stallion selected as the wedding present for Prince William and Kate Middleton in a bid to overcome hurdles in sending the rare horse. Why a genetic sample is bieng demanded in Britain is still not clear.