PM tells his party’s cabinet ministers to shift into higher gear

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has said he expects his party’s cabinet ministers to shift into higher gear. Speaking at a meeting of the party’s executive leadership on Saturday the prime minister said he wanted to see more action and more results from the Social Democrat ministers in cabinet. The prime minister last week sacked education minister Marcel Chládek but dismissed as unfounded speculation that Trade and Industry Minister Jan Mládek was next in line. The prime minister said he was meeting with all his party’s ministers to discuss their performance in office.