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Chris Johnstone|05.03.2012

Justice minister rallies case against Prague prosecutor

Czech Minister of Justice Jiří Pospíšil (Civic Democrat, ODS) says the failings of Chief Prague Prosecutor Vlastimil Rampula and his office over the suspect privatization of mining company Mostecká uhelná společnost (MUS) should bolster his arguments for the sacking of the top prosecutors. Pospíšil is also seeking clarification of the ground for getting rid of a cheif prosecutor from the Supreme Administrative Court (NSS).

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Jana Drlíková|09.01.2012

Czech Senate agrees to ‘strip firms naked’: feeble attempt or cure for corruption?

The Czech upper house of parliament (the Senate) has returned the Public Procurement Act to the lower house (Chamber of Deputies) with two amendements, one of which – requiring winners of public tenders to reveal their full ownership structure in a bid to tackle corruption — is proving especially controversial. Prominent lawyer Daniel Weinhold tells Czech Position that the proposal is a flawed paper tiger.

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Brian Kenety|04.11.2011

Billionaire Babiš launches Czech political initiative

Andrej Babiš, the Slovak-born billionaire founder and owner of Czech food giant Agrofert, has confirmed speculation that he will form a Czech political initiative that will promote candidates running for parliament essentially on an anti-corruption ticket; for the moment, he will remain the head and sponsor of the civic group ANO 2011, but is not himself seeking to run for elected office.

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