Civic Democrat MP in hot water over Czech Airlines salary

Civic Democrat MP Jan Burgermeister made some 460,000 crowns, or more than 25,000 US dollars, last year for being on the Czech Airlines’ board of directors, the news website ihned.cz reported on Monday. However, Czech MPs are prohibited by law to receive salaries for being on boards of state-owned firms; the Czech state owns some 90 percent of Czech Airlines. Mr Burgermeister has refused to return the funds, pointing out that he only represented the city of Prague in the Czech national carrier.

Author: Jan Richter