Mf Dnes: controversial Education Ministry employee received severance package of 250,000 crowns


Controversial former Education Ministry employee Ladislav Bátora, who resigned from his post as head of Human Resources last year and later as an advisor, received a severance package of 250,000 crowns, the Czech daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported. Both Mr Bátora, the former head of an ultra right-wing think tank, and the health minister, Josef Dobeš, declined to comment. The ministry’s spokesman, Antonín Zelenka, explained that Mr Bátora had a right to severance pay as his post had been abolished. Mr Bátora was at the centre of several scandals last year, voicing – for example – highly-controversial opinions about a gay rights event in the capital; he also made insulting comments on the internet about the country’s foreign minister, for which his boss - Education Minister Josef Dobeš – later apologised.