Czech ruling coalition at odds over euro commissioner

Prime Minister Petr Fiala has called a conciliation procedure of the ruling parties in government following disagreement over the decision of European Affairs Minister Martin Dvořák, from the Mayors and Independents, to appoint a commissioner for euro adoption without consulting his coalition partners. The move came not long after Prime Minister Fiala made it clear that this coalition will not set a date for euro adoption during its term in office.

The remaining four parties in government have slammed the Mayors and Independents for breaking coalition ranks in order to boost their image ahead of the European elections. The conciliation procedure on Tuesday is to clarify the competences of individual parties and ministers and focus on the need to maintain a common position on key issues.