Josef Vojáček appointed new boss of Czech state forests

Josef Vojáček has been appointed head of the state-owned forestry company Lesy České republiky. Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman announced the news at a press conference on Monday. The former head of Military Forests and Farms was selected out of 11 candidates who took part in an open competition.

Mr Vojáček will replace Daniel Szórád in the post, who was sacked in May over his inability to deal with the calamitous impact of bark beetle infestation which has plagued Czech forests since 2016.

Author: Ruth Fraňková