Marek Dalík trial continues in Prague

The trial of Marek Dalík, former prime minister Mirek Topolánek’s advisor, over the corruption case involving the purchase of armoured vehicles for the Czech Army from the Austrian arms company Steyr, continued in Prague on Monday. Prague’s Municipal Court heard a key witness, former manager at the Steyr company. Mr Dalík, faces criminal charges over allegedly demanding a bribe of 500 million crowns to ensure that the lucrative order was won by the Austrian firm. The deal was eventually signed in 2009.

Author: Ruth Fraňková