Nečas: meeting with Schwarzenberg will not bring dramatic result on EU fiscal pact

Mr Nečas also told reporters on Monday that he expects a series of coalition meetings regarding a compromise on the EU budget pact, and said that there would be no dramatic result from his meeting with Karel Schwarzenberg on Tuesday. The two party heads have been sharply at odds in recent weeks over the PM’s resistance to 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.