published: 18.02.2013, 07:17 | updated: 18.02.2013 07:58:33
Prague - Three elections will be held in the Czech Republic in 2014 and the strange experiment called Public Affairs (VV) will be rightfully forgotten after them, Jan Martinek writes in daily Pravo today, commenting on Saturday´s VV congress that elected Vit Barta, until then the party´s formal leader, its real chairman.
Martinek writes that the same fate lies ahead of the VV´s "b" group, LIDEM, which he calls Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) and Prime Minister Petr Necas´s (Civic Democrats, ODS) extras whom they need to more easily push through the bills the government coalition presents.
Industry and Trade Minister Martin Kuba recently said anti-corruption initiatives "swing society in the incorrect direction" and he is now preparing an amendment to the law on public orders that would blind a number of anti-corruption measures, Jiri Leschtina writes in Hospodarske noviny.
Kuba said at a seminar that people do not always decide by the lowest price only, Leschtina writes and says it depends on the person who makes the decision.
What is important, however, is that in private life people decide about their own property. But in case of state orders, public finances are at stake, Leschtina writes.
Kuba´s consideration may also mean that for him, the difference between what is personal and public is sometimes disappearing. The same applies to all traders in power and their shades who mind the public orders law, Leschtina writes.
Some media write about a "chase after Klaus," Jan Drazan writes in Lidove noviny and says a look backwards shows that this is no new hunting category and that the "animal" (outgoing President Vaclav Klaus) is chased throughout the year.
What is more the chase has continued for a whole one decade and maybe even longer, Drazan writes.
In 2009, it was the "Lisbon chase after Klaus," in 2007 he was chased after over his denying global warming, for instance, Drazan writes.
Klaus´s Januery 2013 is a pretty wild ride and gives some examples. The dubious and mainly unexplained amnesty, the leading role in the direct presidential election campaign conducted on the nationalism wave and other -isms, and now the nonsensical offences of Vaclav Havel, Drazan writes.
Labelling, looking for an enemy, setting oneself against someone and something at any cost. Klaus is a champion in these events. This shows that the truth about the chase may be completely different. The chased one is not Klaus, but he himself is chasing after someone all the time, Drazan writes.
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