President Zeman to discuss police reform with Interior and Finance ministers

President Miloš Zeman is set to meet with Interior Minister Milan Chovanec and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš at the Lány Chateau on Monday over a dispute concerning the plan to merge two of the country’s main crime fighting units, the Unit for Uncovering Organised Crime and the anti-corruption unit, into one large body. On Friday, the head of the organised crime unit, Robert Šlachta, resigned in protest at the merger. Mr Babiš said he would demand the resignation of the Interior Minister if the reform was approved. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has called a meeting of the National Security Council for Tuesday to deal with the situation.

Author: Ruth Fraňková