PM counters claims of upcoming change-of-guard at counter-intelligence service

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has countered reports that the head of the Czech counter-intelligence service (BIS) Jiří Lang will be leaving office. The weekly Respekt wrote on Thursday that Mr. Lang was leaving the post after 11 years and that his resignation had already been discussed by the country’s National Security Council. No reason for his departure was given. At a press briefing in Prague on Friday the prime minister said he had not received any information of this kind and that Respekt must have published unreliable information.

Author: Ruth Fraňková