Minister Stehlíková says she is ready to leave her post

06-01-2009

The minister for human rights and minorities Džamila Stehlíková said on Tuesday that she was prepared to give up her post in the centre-right government without any fuss in the interest of political stability. Ms. Stehlíková said she was pleased that the EU presidency considered human rights an important priority and said she expected her successor to complete the projects underway. They include barrier-free access and better living conditions for disabled people, gender equality and protecting the rights of senior citizens and children. The Czech Republic is due to host an international conference on gender equality in May.