President Zeman to sign ambassadorial decrees

President Miloš Zeman is expected to sign several dozen decrees confirming appointments to ambassadorial posts. According to Hynek Kmoníček, head of the foreign department at Prague Castle, the president is expected to sign twenty to thirty decrees of nominees who have already been approved by the host country. The process of naming new ambassadors was stalled for several months after President Zeman and the former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg failed to agree on several names, deadlocking the process. It is now expected that President Zeman will push through his nominee Vladimir Remek as the country’s new ambassador to Moscow and ex-president Klaus’ wife Livia as the new ambassador to Slovakia.