Interior minister to dismiss head of Czech Post

Czech Interior Minister and head of the Mayors and Independents Party (STAN) Vít Rakušan has said he plans to dismiss Czech Post CEO Roman Knap. Rakušan's decision was prompted, among other things, by the fact that Knap met with accused businessman and lobbyist Michal Redl, who is at the centre of a huge corruption scandal which has shaken the position of the STAN party in the ruling coalition government. The interior minister, who himself is under fire to resign, will meet with Knap next week to discuss the date and manner of his departure. He plans to call a tender for the post.