The head of the National Theatre Ondřej Černý was allegedly dismissed for poor financial management. At a press conference in Prague on Tuesday Deputy Culture Minister Martin Sankot said Mr. Černý had failed to draft a satisfactory 2013 budget on the funds earmarked for the theatre. Earlier Minister Alena Hanáková said the theatre head was being dismissed because she was not happy with the pace of the ongoing merger of the National Theatre and the Prague State Opera. Petitions are being signed in support of the director and the theatre’s management has called for the culture minister’s dismissal.
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