State spending watchdog the Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) presents a picture of haphazard planning from the Ministry of Interior when it comes to meeting the police’s material needs with little grasp of priorities and cash spent when the funds came available.
Tomáš Skuhravý was one of the suprise packages of the 1990 football world cup in Italy, scoring a hatful of goals that helped the Czechoslovak team advance to the quarterfinals, where they were beaten by the eventual winners, West Germany. He is now reported to have been detained by police who seized a gang stealing luxury cars in Germany and the Czech Republic and selling them after modifications and re-registration.
The Interior Ministry is the key coordinator in moves to introduce fast and efficient state administration in the Czech Republic fueled by EU funds. But management of the projects delivering that reform have come in for harsh criticism. A report to the government last week warned that money earmarked for the Czech Republic could be withdrawn due to delays in implementing some projects.