NGOs call for parliamentary probe into links between organized crime and politics

A number of Czech NGOs on Wednesday called for the establishment of a “civic parliamentary committee” that should investigate links between organized crime and politics. Entitled You Stole Our Country, Give It Back, the initiative also called for any related materials collected by the Czech intelligence services to be declassified. The organizers said the initiative was a reaction to the latest wiretapping scandal which revealed that former Prague mayor, Pavel Bém, consulted some of his decision with lobbyist Roman Janoušek.

Author: Jan Richter