German chancellor to meet with PM in Prague


German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Czech PM Mirek Topolánek will meet in Prague on Monday to discuss issues including the global financial crisis, the future of the Lisbon Treaty the Czech news agency ČTK has reported. Mrs Merkel will also meet with Czech President Václav Klaus and speak on the issue of politics at Prague's Charles University. It will be Mrs Merkel’s second visit to Prague as chancellor. During her first visit, she and her Czech counterpart discussed the European reform treaty - again the focus this time, its future uncertain after it was rejected by Irish voters. The Czechs have not yet ratified the document and are waiting for a Constitutional Court ruling that is to determine whether the treaty is at odds with the Czech constitution.