Czech Ministry of Defence Fined
The Czech Ministry of Defence has been ordered to pay a fine of 30,000 crowns (around 1800 USD) by the country’s Anti-Monopoly Authority. The fine relates to the avoidance of a mandatory public tender in which the rules were bypassed by breaking down a building contract into two separate smaller entities. Specifically, the fine relates to building work undertaken at a military facility in the region of Hradiště v Doupovských horách in 2005. The verdict by the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, allows the Ministry of Defence to appeal in the courts.