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Czech government: three new names

(B2) Jan Fischer, the future Czech Prime Minister, who will preside over the destinies of the European Union in May and June, refuses to be "a puppet" as he described to my Czech colleagues. He thus proposed three other names for important positions - justice, finance, industry and commerce - instead of those proposed by the political parties ODS and CSSD.

To Finance, it would be Jaroslav Mil. Currently President of the Confederation of Industry (since 2004). Born on August 10, 1958, and former president of CEZ the national electrician.

Now justice, it could be Peter Mlsna. The current director of government legislation is one of the youngest members of the team (he was born in 1978). From 2003 to 2005, he worked at the Government Office responsible for assessing the compatibility of European law.

In the'industry and commerce, it would be Milan Hovorka. Current Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce. Born on January 15, 1961, he joined the Czechoslovak Federal Ministry of Foreign Trade. From 1990 to 1996 he worked at the Permanent Mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in Geneva. In 1998 until 2004, he became the Permanent Representative of his country to the WTO.


Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).