Regional development minister appointing new deputies

The new Minister for Regional Development Věra Jourová from the ANO party has affected sweeping changes in top management, replacing three out of four deputy minsters. Klára Dostalová is to head the European funds department, which is considered of crucial importance given the country’s problems with drawing of EU funds. The Regional Development Ministry is expected to improve the transparency of project management and know-how in drawing of EU funds. The minister has also been tasked with drafting a bill on public tenders in line with new European Parliament directives.