President Miloš Zeman calls for more economists in embassy posts

Czech head of state Miloš Zeman has said that Czech embassies should employ more economists and fewer career diplomats because the diplomats would do nothing to boost Czech exports abroad. President Zeman was speaking in a wide ranging speech at Prague’s Žofín Forum. He added that only investment in major infrastructure projects could reduce unemployment and increase the country’s competitiveness. The problem was that these were long-term investments and few politicians surmounted their short term electoral perspectives.