Constitutional Court Hears A Witness

In Politics on April 16, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: ,

I don’t think the Czech Constitutional Court has ever heard a witness prior to its verdict, at least not publicly. Today [at this very moment, i.e. 9:27 a.m. CET] the Czech PM Mirek Topolanek is at the stand, talking about the public finance reform part of which are one-off fees that patients must pay when visiting a doctor.

The opposition claims the new law on public finance reform is unconstitutional because people already pay health insurance and therefore they should not be forced to pay “twice” for the same public service.

The judges decided not to announce any verdict today. But they sure gave the PM some grilling…



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