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Wife’s tweets cost Czech ambassador his job

Baku, April 14, AZERTAC

Karel Borůvka, the ambassador of the Czech Republic to Switzerland, has been recalled because of tweets by his wife insulting prominent Czech personalities, including foreign minister Lubomír Zaorálek, according to Swiss info.

The Czech ministry of foreign affairs confirmed Borůvka’s imminent departure to swissinfo.ch on Thursday adding that it was ordered by President Miloš Zeman.

"The reason of his removal was a disrespectful and shameful behaviour of his wife (who as a wife of a Czech ambassador should have been representing Czech Republic without a doubt and with dignity) and the way he had managed (or rather hadn't managed) the situation when his wife was publicly and repeatedly (over a year and a half) insulting not only some Czech media figures (journalists/commentators), colleagues in state sector and Czech fellow diplomats (via twitter, text messages, e-mails)," ministry spokesperson Michaela Lagronova, told swissinfo.ch by email.

The ambassador will have to leave office by the end of April. He officially assumed duties in September 2014 and was due to serve for four years.

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