Outgoing PM outlines tough tasks facing incoming government

In an earlier statement, outgoing Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek said that while no major political decisions await the caretaker government it nonetheless faces some tough tasks. These include completing the Czech EU presidency with the heads of government meeting in June and a series of bilateral summits. At home, he said it would have to push through measures to counter the economic crisis and prepare the next budget. Mr Topolánek said his government had worked to find a solution to the political crisis it was not guilty of creating and which had had a severe impact on the country’s reputation abroad.

Author: Chris Johnstone