PM again rejects speculation over former justice minister’s firing

Prime Minister Petr Nečas again rejected any suggestion that former justice minister Jiří Pospíšil was recalled from his post last month because he had planned to name respected state prosecutor Lenka Bradáčová to head Prague’s State Attorney’s Office. The prime minister sent a written statement to the Czech news agency on Friday, saying claims otherwise were unacceptable and speculative; on the same day new Justice Minister Pavel Blažek, who succeeded Mr Pospíšil, revealed he would not name Ms. Bradáčová even though she had received a recommendation from the Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman. The new minister is considering the option of a regular competition for the post.

Jiří Pospíšil, who concentrated on fighting alleged corruption at the State Attorney’s Office in Prague, was dismissed by the prime minister last month for managerial failures.

Author: Jan Velinger