Vít Bárta

Vít Barta (born 5 December 1973) is a Czech businessman and politician, member of the Czech Parliament for the city of Prague, former Chairman in the Chamber of Deputies and acting chairman of the party veci veřejné. From July 2010 to April 2011 he was Minister of Transport of the Czech Republic.


After graduation, he initially studied not finish the medicine. Later he was graduated from the Police Academy in Prague and Dr. jur. During his studies, he set up his own business. In 1998 he founded with his brother, a security company, ABL sa, in which he and May 2010 Chairman of the Board and until the beginning of June 2010 Chairman of the Supervisory Board since 2002. He often lectured on the topic of security.

In July 2010, he married the politician Kateřina Klasnová.

In November 2010, he was withdrawn for driving without a valid license plate, only copies for half a year to drive. He paid a fine of five thousand crowns, and was the first reigning Czech Minister of Transport, which the license was revoked.

Political career

In 2010 he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies and was to succeed, Gustav Slamecka Cabinet Member Petr Necas under as Minister of Transport. In April 2011, the deputies Jaroslav Barta Škarka, Stanislav Ruml and Kristyna Kočí, bribery was by his party colleagues accused. The deputies were subsequently expelled from the party. This incident led to significant problems in the Czech government coalition. Barta said on April 8, 2011 his resignation as Prime Minister, but took over for the group's presidency of his party in the Chamber of Deputies. Premier Necas also demanded that the withdrawal of the other members of the veci veřejné, including the Minister of Education Josef Dobeš and the party leader and Interior Minister Radek John. Foreign Minister Karl Schwarzenberg dubbed Barta as pitomec ( idiot ) .. On April 13, 2012 sentenced a Prague court Barta for bribery to a prison sentence of 18 months probation. Barta then submitted to the parliamentary leader of his party in the House of Representatives back down and let down his party membership. Premier Necas and MPs of his own party called Barta on the return of the parliamentary mandate and complete withdrawal from politics.

On February 16, 2013 Barta was chosen as successor by Radek John as the new Chairman of the VV. He sat by at the party with 80 of 98 votes to four opposition candidates.