Jan Švejnar not to run for office


Economist Jan Švejnar, who was considered one of the hot candidates in the upcoming presidential elections, has announced he will not be running for office. Mr. Švejnar said in a press release on Tuesday that he wanted to pursue his academic and consultancy activities. The Czech-born US based economist ran for office in 2008 when he was beaten in a tight race by President Vaclav Klaus.