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Minister for regional development hit by corruption scandal

Even before the police have concluded an investigation into the Stork’s Nest Affair, in which the prime minister is suspected of EU subsidy fraud, another member of his cabinet has been hit by scandal. The minister for regional development, Klára Dostálová, from the prime minister’s ANO party, appears to be a key suspect in a police investigation into the state agency CzechTourism.

 
 
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Analyst: Poor ANO showing reflects…

The Civic Democrats and the Mayors and Independents gained 10 and seven seats, respectively, in elections to one-third…

 
 
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Why are there so few Roma politicians?

Whereas in 1990 there were eight Roma MPs in the Czechoslovak Parliment, today there are none and candidates who belong…

 
 
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Impact of EU emissions cut target on…

EU lawmakers have hammered out a deal to cut vehicle emissions 35 percent by 2030 in a bid to fight climate change and…

 
 
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Friends of Tibet group established in…

A “Friends of Tibet” group has just been established by fifty deputies and senators in the Czech Parliament. The news…

 
 
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Skripal suspects believed to have…

The suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal reportedly visited the Czech…

 
 
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Czech counterintelligence helps uncover…

The Czech Security Information Service (BIS) issued a press release on Monday in which it says it cooperated with…

 
 
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Political scientist Jiří Pehe: Babiš…

The communal and senatorial elections were seen as a test of strength of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’ ANO party, which…

 
 
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Ano wins elections in all regional…

The Ano party of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has won the municipal elections in all regional capitals except Prague…

 
 
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Ballot boxes open up across Czech…

On Friday afternoon ballot boxes across the Czech Republic opened up for people to elect their municipal…

 
 
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Foreigners can vote in Czech local…

The Czech Republic’s communal elections, which will take place this Friday and Saturday, differ from their presidential…

 
 
 
 
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