Zeman To Review Monetary Policy With CNB

Milos Zeman

Prague, April 26 (CTK) – The aides of President Milos Zeman, including the CNB central bank governor Jiri Rusnok, will meet on Saturday for the first time after his re-election to talk about monetary policy, Zeman’s spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told CTK today.

 

CNB spokesman Marek Zeman said Rusnok would report about the latest development of the Czech economy and the economic outlook.

 

Zeman previously said the Czechs should adopt the euro as their currency only after Greece leaves the euro zone so that they do not have to cover the Greek debts. Zeman also points to Slovakia where people feared the euro adoption and now are mostly satisfied with it.

 

In Zeman’s first five-year presidential mandate that ended in March, his aides regularly met at the Lany chateau near Prague to discuss topics like the approval of the state budget, big road construction projects and changes in the judiciary or the police. The ministers who were in charge of the given agenda were usually invited to the meetings.

 

Chamber of Commerce head Vladimir Dlouhy was recently added to the team of the presidential aides.

 

According to the Presidential Office website, the team has 11 members, including, Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynar, Czech Ambassador to the USA Hynek Kmonicek, who previously headed the foreign affairs section of the Presidential Office, former justice minister Marie Benesova and Rusnok.