Fiala: Dvořák will not have euro adoption commissioner

The minister for European affairs, Martin Dvořák of the Mayors, will not have his own commissioner for euro adoption, Prime Minister Petr Fiala of the Civic Democrats said on Tuesday evening after a special meeting of coalition government leaders.

The previous day Mr. Dvořák had announced that he was naming economist Petr Zahradník in that position. Mr. Fiala said Mr. Zahradník would continue in his role as an advisor to Mr. Dvořák.

Government leaders the Civic Democrats are the only grouping in the five-party coalition opposed to the adoption of the single European currency at present.

Author: Ian Willoughby