Foreign Minister: talks on future Czech EU commissioner to begin in summer

Discussions on the name and portfolio of the future Czech European commissioner will begin in the summer months, the Foreign Minister Jan Kohout has told journalists. He made the statement on Friday after meeting the chairpersons of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate committees for European and foreign affairs. He said that he respected an agreement by the major parties that they would only announce the name of the Czech Republic's candidate to the European Commission after the country’s early election. Mr Kohout stressed that the process on choosing the next Czech commissioner needed to begin sooner so that a consensus could be reached quickly on a suitable candidate.

Author: Jan Velinger