President Klaus to meet with new cabinet ministers

President Vaclav Klaus has said he wants to meet individually with the ministers of the new centre-right government in the coming weeks in order to get better acquainted with their work in office. The president received the new prime minister, Petr Nečas, for a working lunch at Prague Castle on Tuesday. The discussion focussed primarily on the government’s policy programme. The president has repeatedly stressed that he considers the government’s primary task reigning in the country’s excessive public finance deficit.