Rozhovor Britských listů 353. Kauza Bečva. Jak si oligarcha podřídil státní instituce [Britské listy Interview 353. The poisoning of the Bečva river. How the ruling Czech oligarch has subjugated Czech state institutions]

Čulík, J. and Vlasatá, Z. (2021) Rozhovor Britských listů 353. Kauza Bečva. Jak si oligarcha podřídil státní instituce [Britské listy Interview 353. The poisoning of the Bečva river. How the ruling Czech oligarch has subjugated Czech state institutions]. [Audio]

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Abstract

The Czech media are not particularly interested in what is happening in the Environment Inspectorate, an institution of the state. Why? Because the Czech media are not interested in environmental issues. When the oligarch Andrej Babiš became the Czech Prime Minister, one of his first actions was to remove environmentalists from the Environment Inspectorate and to replace them with his own people. The Environment Inspectorate was to protect the Czech public from poisonous emissions by private companies. But how can it do this since it is now totally subjugated to the Czech PM, an oligarch who owns a giant agricultural and food processing concern Agrofert. In September 2020, many tonnes of fish were poisoned in the Moravian river Bečva by a mysterious substance. Is it a surprise that the case has still not been properly investigated? Jan Čulík discusses the scandal of the poisoning of the Bečva river with the investigative reporter Zuzana Vlasatá from Deník Referendum, which has revealed many disturbing facts about this scandal. Should Czech citizens tolerate the fact that businessmen in the Czech government paralyse regulatory institutions of the Czech state which are supposed to protect their health? The interview is broadcast by the Czech cable TV station Regionalnitelevize.cz from Wednesday 13th January 2021.

Item Type:Audio
Keywords:Czech Republic, environment, state capture Czech Republic, Andrej Babis, Andrej Babiš, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, poisoning of the Bečva river, Agrofert, Deza, Britské listy interviews, Jan Čulík, Jan Culik, Zuzana Vlasatá, Deník referendum.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Culik, Dr Jan
Authors: Čulík, J., and Vlasatá, Z.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Slavonic Studies
Publisher:Britské listy
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