Social Democrats seek new special meeting on ProMoPro


The opposition Social Democratic Party are seeking signatures in order to call for another special meeting of Parliament to discuss the ProMoPro case, in which exorbitant sums were allegedly paid to an audiovisual company from the office of current defence Minister Alexandr Vondra during the Czech EU presidency in 2009. One such meeting was recently proposed but was blocked by the coalition parties. This time, the TOP 09 party, unsatisfied with Mr Vondra’s explanations on that occasion, has said they will not attend the vote on the proposal, thus allowing the opposition a sufficient majority to table the programme. Mr Vondra has accepted partial responsibility for the affair, but his role in it has remained a source of coalition infighting in recent weeks.