Nečas and Schwarzenberg to discuss EU pact on Tuesday

Prime Minster Petr Nečas and Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg will meet on Tuesday to discuss the planned European fiscal agreement. The two party heads have been sharply at odds in recent weeks over the PM’s resistance toward the agreement, which is aimed at establishing tighter fiscal discipline across the EU and was signed by all member states except the Czech Republic and the UK. Mr Schwarzenberg strongly rejected the Prime Minister’s statement that the pact is not in the Czech Republic’s interests and has previously said he would not be part of any government that moved the country away from the EU mainstream.