Marie Bohatá leaving Eurostat

Eurostat deputy chairwoman Marie Bohatá has confirmed that she is leaving the post in June of this year after ten years in office, the daily Hospodářské Noviny reported on Monday. The paper speculates that the former Czech interim prime minister, Jan Fischer, may make a bid for the job. Like Ms. Bohatá, Mr. Fischer headed the Czech Statistics Office and he also served as vice-president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Mr. Fischer is reportedly also being considered as Czech ambassador to Luxembourg.