Zeman still refusing to appoint three professors


President Miloš Zeman is still not minded to name three academics professors over objections he says he has regarding their pasts, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said on Tuesday. Mr. Zeman is due to meet the rectors of two universities at which the academics teach and the minister of education, Marcel Chládek, the week after next. Mr. Ovčáček said the president would inform the heads of Charles University and the University of Economics of his reasons for not naming as professors Jiří Fajt, Ivan Ošťádal and Jan Eichler. A ceremony at which Mr. Zeman was to appoint a number of professors was recently postponed after many academics said they would stay away in protest at the president’s position.