Chancellor to file for security clearance

President Miloš Zeman has warned that his chancellor, Vratislav Mynář, has only days to apply for security clearance needed to hold the post. The spokesman for the Office of the President, Jiří Ovčáček told the Czech news website iDnes that Mr Mynář would do so this week. The president has made clear that if fails to do so, he will be let go. There has been speculation in the media that Mr Mynář could be denied clearance due to former allegedly controversial business contacts, iDnes points out.