Prime Minister Fischer takes account of year in office

Prime Minister Jan Fischer gave an upbeat evaluation of his year heading the government before the final session of the lower house on Thursday. The caretaker prime minister said it had overall been successful: rounding off the Czech EU presidency, ratifying the EU’s Lisbon treaty, passing a budget, and preparing the ground for better use of EU funds. He added that he was not handing on the government in a worse state than he had found it. Prime Minister Fischer called on his successor to pass a new civil service law, saying that it was a prerequisite for further unavoidable reforms

Author: Chris Johnstone