Articles

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…

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: