Incoming arts minister Baxa meets Zeman as part of talks series

The candidate for minister of culture in the new Czech government, Martin Baxa, spoke with President Miloš Zeman on Tuesday, as part of a series of meetings with incoming cabinet members being held by the latter. Speaking afterwards, Mr. Baxa said the two had discussed linking culture and education as well as compensation for the impact of the Covid situation on the arts sector.

The Civic Democrat MP said the president had also expressed interest in funding for monument care.

The president says his talks with incoming ministers should conclude in mid-December.

Author: Ian Willoughby