Minister: Controversial dean Ševčík reputational problem for university

The minister of education, Vladimír Balaš, says that the position of Miroslav Ševčík as a dean at Prague’s University of Economics represents a reputational problem for the school. He made the comment on social media.

Mr. Ševčík, who heads a faculty at the university, was seen among a mob of people attempting to tear the Ukrainian flag off Prague’s National Museum after a pro-Russia rally on Saturday.

The academic, who works with the ultra-conservative Tricolour party, said he would announce on Monday whether to respect a call to stand down over his public stances but then said he needed more time.

Students organised a demonstration against him on Wednesday.

Author: Ian Willoughby