Fischer: Czech European commissioner should be decided upon after early elections

Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer has said that he believes the country’s next European commissioner should be agreed upon only after early elections to be held this autumn. When asked whether this would mean that the Czech Republic missed out on some of the more significant posts within the commission, however, the Czech prime minister said he feared that may be the case. The two biggest parties in the Czech Parliament, the Social Democrats and the Civic Democrats, have said that they do not want Mr Fischer’s caretaker cabinet to decide upon the country’s next European commissioner, while the smallest party in Parliament, the Greens, say that they want negotiations to start right away. According to the Czech Green Party, the post of European commissioner should not be a cushy job for a retiring politician.

Author: Rosie Johnston