Regional development minister wins compensation claim

Regional Development Minister Věra Jourová has won a 2.7 million compensation claim for loss of trust and loss of profit in connection with her month-long detention in 2006. The then-deputy regional affairs minister was arrested and charged with bribery and abuse of office. She was suspected of having accepted a two million crown bribe from the mayor of the town of Budišov for allegedly securing an EU grant for the reconstruction of Budišov Chateau. In 2008 she was cleared of all charges.