Deputy minister accused of bribery dismissed

The Czech minister of labour and social affairs, Jaromír Drábek, on Tuesday dismissed his deputy, Vlastimil Šiška whom the police have charged with bribery. Mr Drábek, from the TOP 09 party, said he felt “full political responsibility” for giving him the job, and added if Mr Šiška is proven guilty, he would himself step down from his post.

The police have charged deputy labour and social affairs minister Vlastimil Šiška and another official at the ministry with bribery but have not released any details as to the nature of their allegedly criminal activities.

Author: Jan Richter