Former Czech Deputy Premier Martin Jahn will become CEO of Volkswagen in Russia, Skoda Auto AS said Thursday.
Jahn is currently a director of the board of Skoda Auto. He will take his new place on April, 1. His main aim will be to extend sales in Russia, the AP reports.
In the summer of 2004, Jahn was appointed as vice-prime minister for economic policy in the government led by Stanislav Gross. After Gross resigned, Jahn remained in Jiří Paroubek's government at the same position.
In May 2005, he proposed a new economic agenda, by which he claimed the Czech Republic could catch up western countries of the European Union in eight years. The agenda involved liberalisation of public finance sector and tax policy, introduction of fees at universities, etc.
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said