Compiled by Anita Lišková
"It is sad and tragic that the historic victimization
of the most capable individuals in the Czech nation still continues."
- the reaction of Viktor Kožený, who, after years of preparation
is now charged with an eleven-billion-crown fraud.
"The situation described in the media is probably
related to the circumstances of two years ago, when Mr. Papež
was in the
process of a divorce and was in a poor mental condition."
- Minister of Labor Zdeněk Škromach's comment, as published by
Blesk daily, that Vladimír Papež, the ČSSD's candidate for Minister
of Justice, frequented brothels in his hometown and owed money
in several restaurants.
"When a travel agency faces bankruptcy at the end
of July, when cash flow is typically high, it can be hardly understood."
- Václav Fischer's statement in 1997. This year he faced identical
problems at about the same time, as some of his companies were
in financial dire straits.
"What really tortures him is when somebody misinterprets
his comments and statements. It torments him when journalists outclass
the news by publishing some kind of commentary."
- Press secretary Petr Hájek describing one of President Václav
Klaus' biggest grievances.