Remek is ready to go to Russia
President Miloš Zeman has signed letters of credence for a number of new Czech ambassadors, including former astronaut and MEP Vladimír Remek, who will be heading to Moscow soon. Mr. Remek is one of two ambassadorial appointees who were at the center of a dispute earlier this year between President Zeman and former foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg. The former minister had other candidates in mind for the ambassadorial posts in Moscow and Bratislav, while the president stood behind Mr. Remek and former first lady Livia Klausová as his appointees. Mrs. Klaousová’s credentials was signed last week by the president.