Lower houses scraps age limit on civil servants

The lower house of Czech Parliament on Wednesday approved an amendment to the Czech civil law, which would enable ambassadors to remain in office even after crossing the present age limit of 70 years. Under the current law, which went into effect in July this year, public servants cannot remain in office after exceeding the set age limit. The new legislation probably won’t affect the two Czech ambassadors this concerns, Livia Klausová in Slovakia and Eva Filipi in Syria, because it won’t come into force soon enough. President Miloš Zeman, who is responsible for appointing and removing ambassadors, said an exception should be made for them to stay on in their posts.

Author: Ruth Fraňková