Tuma pulls out of EU race


Zdenek Tuma, the governor of the Czech National Bank, on Monday evening withdrew from the race to become the country's next European Union commissioner after politicians were split on his nomination.

Jan Fischer, the Czech prime minister, nominated Tuma over the weekend after rejecting the position himself. However, Vladimir Spidla, the current commissioner, and Alexandr Vondra, the vice premier for European affairs, were nominated by rival political camps. Some lawmakers also attacked the nomin

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