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Czech republic  |  July 12, 2012 08:01:20

Members went Vlasta Parkanova to prosecution


PRAGUE (MEDIAFAX) - MEPs on Wednesday released Deputies Vice Vlasta Parkanova (TOP 09) for criminal prosecution, they voted to issue 117, 45th against Police suspect Parkanova of abuse of public office and breach of duty in the administration of public property when purchasing aircraft CASA.

Against the issue Parkanová Between 30 TOP 09 deputies, 14 deputies of ODS and not Jaroslav Skarka. With 14 deputies abstained and 117 voted for the issuance of those present. A total of 176 members participated in the voting of the lower house of Parliament.

Parkanova immediately after its release bid for a word. "Ladies and Gentlemen. With regard to the vote of Vice-President resign office of Deputies," she said. The right part of the Chamber then escorted Parkanova applause.

Negotiations on the issue took almost five hours before a chamber of Deputies Parkanova talked about 50 minutes. In his speech rozporovala individual excerpts from the police request, the claim repeatedly identified as false or meaningless.

According to Vice-President of the House is a simple dispute lies in whether the Defense Department had under its direction to award the purchase of aircraft CASA report on the price or not. "Legal opinions that I have in my hand, said that I had a similar obligation," said Parkanova.

Parkanova in his speech also denied that the aircraft could cost estimate, declaring that the company has developed a report on the cost for police, for example, does not have security clearance, and therefore could not have detailed information about the price.

"From the above it is clear that I reject any accusation of a crime. I do not know what is behind this accusation. Rather, I still think that the purpose of the prosecution itself. Prosecution is in politics means gallons of dirt," said Parkanova.

Parkanova found great support as expected in his party colleague, Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09), which not only her, but her progress in the middle repeatedly defended.

Parkanova is not in this first term, who issued a house. Members have already decided the issue of Vit Barta (VV) and Jaroslav Skarka (nez.), David Rath (nez.) and Otto Chaloupka (VV).

Already on Tuesday recommended that Members give Deputies Vice Mandate and Immunity Committee. Of its 15 members voted to issue 10, four abstentions and one against. To make recommendations and vote Parkanova and two representatives of the coalition.

Police suspect Parkanova of abuse of public office and breach of duty in the administration of public property when purchasing aircraft CASA at the time headed the Ministry of Defence. Parkanova is to buy aircraft not let an expert opinion about the price and caused the alleged damage the state 658 million crowns. However, denies his guilt, and both the Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) argues that such an obligation, not at all.

Kalousek even request the police described as "unprecedented police assault on democratic decision-making mechanisms of the state." In the case, is even more involved after the principal investigator telephoned George Mazánek CASA case that the phone considered coercion. Case by Kalousek even more disturbing.Opposition calls for him to Mazanka asked to resign, his departure also require public figures fighting against corruption.

Purchase of four CASA aircraft for 3.5 billion and five aircraft L-159 approved in 2009 the government of Mirek Topolanek (ODS). CASA aircraft, however, since early last year and problems with the avionics system did not work and passive protection against missiles. The aircraft, which should have been already deployed in Afghanistan last year, so not even part of the year were not allowed into the air. Spanish technical issues as compensation promised to return an aircraft L-159, the exchange was part of the purchase contract.

Philip Nachtmann, Karolina Brozova, Martin Tyblova, nachtmann@mediafax.cz

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