Czechs offer help on Mideast peace

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic could be an effective mediator in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Czech Prime Minister Jan Fischer said Tuesday.

Czech P.M. tries to reassure EU on treaty

BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Czech Republic Prime Minister Jan Fischer told European Union leaders Wednesday the country will not be an obstacle to ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.
Czech president warned not to delay treaty

Czech president warned not to delay treaty

BRUSSELS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that the Czech Republic would face repercussions if it holds up ratification of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.

Czechs to impose Canada diplomats visas

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 14 (UPI) -- The Czech government said it plans to impose travel visas on Canadian diplomats in retaliation for Ottawa's decision to require Czech visitors to obtain visas.
Czech interim PM appointed

Czech interim PM appointed

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 9 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus Thursday appointed economist Jan Fischer as interim prime minister to lead the Cabinet until early elections in October.

Czech leaders agree on PM designate

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 6 (UPI) -- The Czech outgoing coalition and opposition leaders have agreed a 58-year-old economist will lead a caretaker Cabinet until October elections.
Jan Fischer

Jan Fischer (Czech pronunciation: ; born 2 January 1951) is the Prime Minister of the caretaker government of Czech Republic since 8 May 2009. A lifelong statistician, he was previously the president of the Czech Statistical Office since April 2003.

Jan Fischer was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. His father, a researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences specializing in mathematical and statistical applications in genetics, selective growing and medicine, was a Jewish Holocaust survivor. His mother was also a statistician.

Fischer graduated from the University of Economics, Prague in 1974 in statistics and econometrics. He completed postgraduate studies there in 1985, earning his Candidate of Sciences degree in economic statistics. He was a member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1980 till the collapse of the Communist regime in 1989.

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