Former environment minister Tomáš Podivínský is to be the country’s new ambassador to Germany, according to the weekly Respekt. Respect says Podivínský’s nomination has won approval from the foreign ministry, the prime minister and the president. He is to replace the outgoing ambassador to Berlin Rudolf Jindrák who has served in the post for eight years, the longest tenure in the country’s modern history.
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