June 01, 2003

Explanations Sought in Collapsed Czech Highway Deal

Why was a multi-billion dollar contract awarded with no competition only hours before the expiration of the prior government’s term last year? And why was the contracted road to cost a billion dollars more and take a year longer to complete than the current administration thinks it should take?

A special commission has just been appointed to look into these issues, and the state police anti-corruption department is taking the charges of bribery seriously as well.

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