published: 26.06.2012, 00:18 | updated: 26.06.2012 06:15:06
Prague - Former socialist prime minister Milos Zeman will have a lot to say during his campaign before the presidential election when asked about the controversial privatisation of the MUS coal-mining company, Martin Zverina says in Lidove noviny (LN) daily today.
Zeman is certainly one of those responsible for the enormous damage incurred to the state by former MUS managers, Zverina writes.
Shortly after the privatisation, Roman Ceska described the dubious bargain in his criminal complaint, but the Czech police have not taken any action until Swiss prosecutors investigated the case, Zverina says.
It would be naive to believe that only former Prague high state attorney Vlastimil Rampula, dubbed Voldemort of attorneys, is to blame for this inactivity, Zverina writes.
One of the two parties in the dispute over MP Vlasta Parkanova´s (TOP 09) release for police prosecution is lying, but it is not clear which of them, Karel Steigerwald says in Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD).
The police clearly said Parkanova is guilty because in her capacity of defence minister she did not have an expert opinion worked out on the purchase of the CASA transport aircraft, Steigerwald writes.
But Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) claims that no expert opinion was necessary, he adds.
Most of Czech citizens do not know whose version is correct, Steigerwald says.
One of the two parties of the disputes should be correct, but it is also possible that there are regulations for military acquisitions that contradict one another, he writes.
And Parkanova´s case is a relatively easy one. There will be far more complicated cases, such as the MUS privatisation, Steigerwald says.
The paranoid shouts and whispers from the Civic Democrats (ODS) and TOP 09 prove that the anti-corruption police are finally doing their job, Jiri Leschtina says in Hospodarske noviny in connection with Parkanova´s case.
There are voices saying how come that the police who did not solve anything for years have started working hardly all of a sudden, Leschtina says.
The answer is easy: bold investigators of anti-corruption cases were stopped in their work before, Leschtina writes.
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