President appoints new director of Czech Statistical Office

President Václav Klaus on Tuesday appointed Iva Ritschelová head of the Czech Statistical Office. Ms Ritschelová formerly headed the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. The 36-year-old former university director specializes in environmental policies. The Czech Statistical Office had an acting director since its former head Jan Fischer left his post after being appointed head of the caretaker cabinet in May of last year.