Compromise can be reached over ambassadorial appointments, says Nečas

Prime Minister Nečas says he believes agreement will be reached between President Miloš Zeman and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg over the appointment of ambassadors. Speaking on Sunday, Mr. Nečas said in the past compromises had been reached between the head of state, the PM and the foreign minister on naming envoys, adding that the dispute appeared trivial in the light of the flood situation.

Mr. Zeman and Mr. Schwarzenberg (who the former defeated in presidential elections) have been at loggerheads for some time over the president’s wish to see Livia Klausová, the wife of his predecessor, named ambassador to Bratislava, and Communist MEP Vladimír Remek made ambassador to Russia.

Author: Ian Willoughby