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Prague - Another group of Czech politicians have revealed their property statement for 2007. Among them were Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek (Civic Democrats) and chairman of the Lower Chamber of Czech Parliament Miloslav Vlček (Social Democrats).
Both stated that they had no additional incomes and have not obtained any new property since last year.
Vlček´s and Topolánek´s statements show they both have high mortgage loans for their flats in Prague. PM Topolánek borrowed nearly CZK 4.5 million (EUR 190,000), Vlček's debt equals as much as CZK 5.5 million (EUR 230,000).
Betting company's gift
Out of the MPs that presented their property statements between 19 and 25 June, Deputy Chairman of the Budget Committee Ladislav Šustr earned the most. In addition to his regular salary of an MP, he got over CZK 2 million (EUR 83,000) from Sazka company. Šuster is a Vice Chairman of Sazka's advisory board.
Martin Říman is another politician that had significant sums of extra money to his MP salary in 2007. By leasing his house, Minister of Industry and Trade Říman earned CZK 800,000 (EUR 33,000).
One man, three jobs
Civic Democratic MP Vladimír Hink was allegedly given CZK 780,000 (EUR 32,500) by his parents.
His fellow party member Vladislav Vilímec earned almost CZK 1 million (EUR 42,000) doing three jobs at the same time - he taught at a arts school in Kdyně, worked as Kdyně´s deputy mayor as well as Deputy Commissioner of the Plzeň region.
Other politicians subbmited their property statements last week. Interior Minister Ivan Langer was given a watch worth CZK 300,000 (EUR 12,500) as a birthday present and earned CZK 1 million (EUR 42,000) from his house rental. His mortgage loan equals CZK 6 million (EUR 250,000).
Dean and actor
Actor, owner of the Na Fidlovačce theatre and Civic Democratic senator Tomáš Töpfer earned CZK 2,664,989 (EUR 111,000).
Independent senator and former rector of the Masaryk University in Brno who is now the dean of the Faculty of Informatics Tomáš Zlatuška earned CZK 2.7 million (EUR 115,000).