Prime Minister to name new director of Czech Statistical Office by end of week

The Czech prime minister and head of the current caretaker cabinet, Jan Fischer, said on Monday that a new director of the Czech Statistical Office would be named by the end of the week. He added that he had discussed the issue with President Václav Klaus and that it was on the best way of being resolved. Mr Fischer was the office’s director for six years until he was appointed to the post of prime minister last year. He had been planning to replace the acting director Jiří Křovák once a new government was formed. In May, he decided against a return to the Czech Statistical Office after being offered a post as vice president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Author: Sarah Borufka