Zeman: Fischer should be as transparent as possible regarding donations

President Zeman says that Finance Minister Jan Fischer should be as transparent as possible when it comes to explaining the origin of the financial donations that cleared his debts arising from an unsuccessful presidential campaign. Mr. Zeman made the comments on Tuesday, a day before Mr. Fischer was expected to provide documentation from his sponsors as to the origin of around CZK 5 million they gave him – much of it in cash – in the week before his appointment. The minister insists his campaign account is transparent and was initially reluctant to discuss the matter. However, he asked the sponsors to show where the money came from after pressure from a number of political parties.

Author: Ian Willoughby