John wants public prosecutor removed by autumn elections

Meanwhile, Interior Minister and chairman of the Public Affairs party, Radek John, has told Czech Television he wants the Supreme Public Prosecutor removed from her post before autumn elections. Mr John and his party accuse Ms Vesecká of impeding the investigation of various cases of corruption and said her replacement would be a clear signal that the government intends to fight corruption. He added that his party does not want to be in a government that is not based on combating corruption. Minister of Justice Jiří Pospíšil responded to the statement, saying he had already discussed the situation with Mr John’s party, and criticised him for going to the media with an issue already being actively resolved within the government. According to the Justice Minister, the Czech Republic’s representative to Eurojust, Pavel Zeman, has already been chosen for the position and the situation should be clear within a fortnight.