Former Czech privatisation minister Tomáš Ježek dead at 77

Tomáš Ježek, economist and former Czech deputy and Minister of Privatisation, has died at the age of 77, the Czech News Agency reported on Wednesday. The news was confirmed by his friends and former prime minister Petr Pithart.

Ježek, along with former president Václav Klaus and economist Dušan Tříska, was one of the co-authors of the Czech coupon privatisation policy. He was also one of the founding members of Civic Forum, and later served for six years as a deputy in parliament for the Civic Democratic Party.