The key development on the third day of the trial of de facto leader of Public Affairs party (VV) Vít Bárta, who stands accused of offering bribes, was the revelation of a recording by an alleged bribe recipient, MP Jaroslav Škárka, a former VV member. Škárka says the recording include his conversation with Bárta when the latter handed him a bribe. Also on Wednesday, President Václav Klaus described the trial as “extremely risky” and “damaging for everyone.”