[17.01.2011 19:10 UTC] Více autorů
Tomáš Chalupa appointed new minister of environment
President Václav Klaus appointed on Monday Civic Democrat Tomáš Chalupa the new environment minister. Mr Chalupa, who served as spokesman to the president and was elected in November the mayor of Prague 6, replaces Pavel Drobil who was forced to step down in the wake of a corruption scandal. The 36-year-old Chalupa, the seventh environment minister in two years, said he wanted to lead the ministry rationally, without dogmas and ideologies, and to focus on climate protection, flood management and issues at the Šumava National Park. Several Czech NGOs as well as the opposition criticized Mr Chalupa’s lack of experience with the environmental agenda; however, Prime Minister Petr Nečas said Mr Chalupa was a talented and hardworking politician with an international perspective.
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