Member of Research and Development council former secret police agent, Czech daily reports
The former general director of the Siemens group’s Czech branch, Pavel Kafka, worked as an agent for the communist secret police (StB) in the past. In its Saturday edition, the Czech daily Lidové noviný reported that Mr Kafka, who is currently a member of the country’s Research and Development council, was given the task of spying on students and journalists. Mr Kafka joined the Communist Party when he was 18 years old. After working for the Foreign Ministry in the Czech Republic, he was sent to work as a press attaché at Czech embassies in Japan and Greece. After the Velvet Revolution, Mr Kafka started working for the German engineering conglomerate Siemens. He was appointed to the Czech Research and Development council by Prime Minister Jan Fischer last year.