PM Nečas faces lawsuit over deal with party rebels

Prime Minister Petr Nečas faces a lawsuit over a deal made with three former Civic Democrat MPs who opposed the government’s tax package. Last November, the three MPs quit their seats in the lower house, making it possible for the government legislation to be approved. In return, they received lucrative posts in companies partly owned by the state. The lawsuit for bribery against Mr Nečas and the three former MPs was filed by a collaborator of the anti-corruption group Transparency International; Mr Nečas said the move was absurd.

Author: Jan Richter