Libertas about to reach Mach too?

Declan Ganley’s Libertas may have inspired the development of at least one sister party ahead of the European elections in June 2009.

The new Czech party is due to be announced early next year and will be headed by Centre for Economics and Politics (CEP) executive director Petr Mach. Mach is a close friend of President Vaclav Klaus, EU President in waiting (recently resigned as honourary chair of the government ODS party), who has argued with European Parliamentarians over his relationship with the Irish Libertas.