PRAGUE Feb 5 Czech President Milos Zeman
appointed former Prime Minister Jiri Rusnok to the central bank
on Wednesday, tapping an ally who supports moving the country
closer to adopting the euro.
Rusnok, a 53-year-old economist and leader of a caretaker
government until last month, has also backed the central bank's
policy of weakening the crown currency to fight deflation risks
and help an economy recovering from a record-long recession.
He will join the seven-member board from March 1, replacing
Eva Zamrazilova, who had expressed caution over launching the