Selection of Prague transit director stalled by information leak

The selection committee seeking a candidate to direct the Prague transit authority has been cancelled due to an information leak. Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda told the daily Právo that he was called at 2 a.m. by journalists who knew who was winning the tender at what price, despite the committee’s decision having been in a sealed envelope. Mr Svoboda, who heads the committee, added that it would not be possible to choose a director amid such pressure from the media and all sides. The Prague Public Transport Company received nine offers from personnel agencies to provide a director and had narrowed its choice down to two.