Czech President Zeman released from hospital after 46 days

 2 hrs agoLike|2Australia religious discrimination bill criticisedSaudi Arabia working on 160 privatisations, says finance minister

PRAGUE, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Czech President Milos Zeman has been released from hospital after more than six weeks, the Central Military Hospital in Prague (UVN) said on Thursday.

Zeman, 77, was admitted to hospital on Oct. 10 with complications to a chronic illness that his office never specified but which doctors said was a liver condition.

He went into hospital a day after a parliamentary election in which Zeman’s allies, led by Prime Minster Andrej Babis, lost to a centre-right coalition and the president’s leverage over parliament was undermined.Czech President Milos Zeman. (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)© 2021 Anadolu Agency Czech President Milos Zeman. (Photo by Lukas Kabon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Zeman was initially treated in an intensive care unit and doctors said the prognosis was uncertain. Parliament prepared to debate taking away his presidential duties but after several weeks Zeman’s condition improved.

He has said he will respect the election result and that he will appoint centre-right leader Peter Fiala as prime minister on Friday, with the appointment of the cabinet to follow later.

The hospital said the president had decided to continue treatment at the presidential retreat at Lany, west of Prague, despite suggestions from the hospital that he should stay.

The hospital said Zeman, his family and closest colleagues had been informed about potential risks and complications and that it had recommended he be treated in a specialised medical facility.

But it said there had been a “significant improvement” in Zeman’s condition and that it respected his decision to “give preference to performing his constitutional duties.”

Before his hospital stay, Zeman had tried to improve relations with Russia and China, but relations soured with Moscow in a spy row and with Beijing over failed investment plans.

The incoming government intends to reinforce the country’s Western orientation and strengthen relations with democracies including Taiwan, which China claims as its territory.

Zeman has 15 months remaining in his second and final five-year term.

(Reporting by Jan Lopatka; Editing by Alex Richardson and Timothy Heritage)




Russia: No role in Havana Syndrome ReutersFrance warns UK over boat tragedy The GuardianCoal mine fire in Siberia kills 11 Associated PressLifting obstacles: France helps women report abuse to police Associated Press

Dozens trapped in Russian mine fire Evening StandardRomania ruling coalition appoints Parliament speakersThe new ruling coalition in Romania, formed by the Social Democratic Party (PSD) and the Liberal Party (PNL), appointed their leaders as speakers of the two chambers, thus demonstrating their overwhelming majority in each of the two chambers. Liberal leader Florin Citu became the president of the Senate, with 82 votes against 25, while Social Democ… Romania InsiderKyrgyzstan holds parliamentary pollKyrgyzstan holds parliamentary elections on Sunday where the most important question will be whether the Central Asian country can avoid yet another bout of post-vote instability. The poor, mountainous nation of 6.5 million people has seen repeated political chaos since gaining independence with the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan’s e… AFPUK public urged to get Covid booster by 11 December if eligible to… The Guardian

Germany’s Covid toll tops 100,000 AFPSlovakia apologises for forced sterilizations of Roma women dw.comRussian court considers closure of top rights group Memorial AFPBoris urges France to help migrantsBoris Johnson has called on France to agree to joint police patrols along the French Channel coast after a migrant boat capsized with the loss of 31 lives. The Prime Minister spoke to President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday evening in the wake of the worst incident of its kind in the Channel since the current migrant crisis began. Downing Stree… Evening StandardIs this city Europe’s best kept cycling secret? BBC NewsDozens dead after migrant boat sinks Evening StandardRoman Abramovich wins first round of libel battle over Putin’s People book The GuardianItaly to tighten Covid rules for unvaccinated with ‘super green pass’ The GuardianWhy are people crossing the Channel in small boats? Evening StandardEurope urged to act ‘urgently’ amid dire Covid outlookThe EU health agency on Wednesday appealed to member states to “urgently” introduce measures to counter surging Covid-19 cases, a day after the WHO Europe warned that 700,000 more may die on the continent this winter. With more than 2.5 million cases and almost 30,000 deaths reported in the past week, Europe is by far the region currently worst hit… AFPUK urges its nationals to leave Ethiopia now ReutersScholz seals deal to end Merkel eraThe agreement is the result of weeks of coalition talks between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP. They will govern together in a three-way coalition for the first time.Olaf Scholz, the center-left Social Democratic Party’s candidate, is set to be Germany’s next chancellor.He replaces Angela Merkel who has led Germany for 16 years. A coalition deal h… CNBCEU says boosters should be considered for all adults The HillRussia, Ukraine both step up alert ReutersSlovakia sets new Covid-19 record Associated PressBalkan neighbors mourn victims of bus fire in Bulgaria Associated PressUkraine approves legal framework for buying weapons, equipment… Reuters

Publicējis intinja

Esmu 60 gadus veca Dzivoju Rezeknes novada


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: logotips

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Mainīt )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: