Pirates join call for special session on transport authority affair

Junior government coalition party the Pirates have joined the opposition in calling for a special session of the Czech lower house to discuss a scandal centred on Prague’s transport authority. The Pirates say they want to accelerate three amendments that they say will help uncover corruption, specifically modifying records of genuine owners and the laws on conflict of interest and access to information.

Twelve people have been charged, including a councillor from the Mayors and Independents, over suspected large-scale corruption and the affair has led to the resignation of the minister of education.

The Mayors and Independents ran in general elections in a coalition with the Pirates, but did significantly better in terms of seats won.

Author: Ian Willoughby