Rozhovor Britských listů 206: Jak se přebírají a likvidují podniky [Britské listy Interview 206] How businesses are being taken over and liquidated

Čulík, J. and Sybera, A. (2019) Rozhovor Britských listů 206: Jak se přebírají a likvidují podniky [Britské listy Interview 206] How businesses are being taken over and liquidated. [Audio]

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Abstract

The New York Times has recently described the "salami tactics" which has been used in Hungary by Orbán's government gradually to take over Origo, an important independent investigative website and to turn it into a docile propaganda outlet disseminating the views of Orbán's government. In an interview with Jan Čulík, Czech business analyst Albín Sybera describes similar practices current in the Czech Republic. Mafia oligarchs zoom in on independent businesses, report them to the government for alleged misconduct, the protracted investigations and the withholding of VAT destabilises the beseiged businesses. They go bankrupt and the mafia oligarchs either close them down or take them over. The interview was broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Friday 15th February 2019.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czech Republic, mafia oligarchs, business, economics, postcommunism.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J., and Sybera, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
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