Bavarian Minister-President to bring Sudeten German representative Posselt on first official visit


The Minister-President of the Free State of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, will be accompanied by the head of the Sudeten German Homeland Association, Bernd Posselt, when he makes his first official, post-war visit to the Czech Republic on December 19. Mr Posselt and his organisation seek the revocation of the 1945 Beneš Decrees, which expelled the German population from Czechoslovak border areas. Prime Minister Petr Nečas told the daily Právo that there was no thought of screening who accompanies a diplomatic guest, and noted that Mr Posselt, who is also a Member of the European Parliament, would not be taking part in official talks. Other German delegations in the past, he said, including those of the Chancellor, had also included representatives of Sudeten Germans.