Nečas’ barter deal with Klaus revealed in police wiretappings

Police wiretappings between the former prime minister Petr Nečas and his then chief-of-staff Jana Nagyova reveal that Mr. Nečas bartered his signature on then-president Vaclav Klaus’ controversial amnesty in return for the president’s approval of the government’s austerity package. The former prime minister countersigned the amnesty which he knew to be highly controversial without discussing the matter with his government. He denied this in the past, saying that his signature on the presidential amnesty had been a mere formality.