Nečas: Müllerová to be named minister of labour and social affairs Friday

Ludmila Müllerová of the TOP 09 party will be named Czech minister of labour and social affairs on Friday, Prime Minister Petr Nečas told reporters on Tuesday. She will replace her party colleague Jaromír Drábek, who stepped down in September after his deputy minister, who was a close associate, was charged with corruption. Ms. Müllerová previously served as an advisor to Mr. Drábek. One issue facing the new minister will be how to proceed with a planned card system of receipt of social welfare payments, which has come in for much criticism.

Author: Ian Willoughby