Czech prime minister wary of central bank losing independence

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The prime minister of the Czech Republic, Petr Nečas, has expressed his concern about an attempt to change the way senior central bank officials are selected.

Currently, the elected president of the Republic selects the governor, vice-governors and the other five members of the Bank board, which is the "supreme governing body of the Czech National Bank", according to the central bank's website.

A political battle has been raging in the country. Under Czech laws, the country's president is

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