ČTK: Former commissioner for EU enlargement, Štefan Füle, may run for the post of secretary-general of OSCE

Czech diplomat Štefan Füle, 54, former commissioner for EU enlargement, may run for the post of secretary-general of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a diplomatic source has confirmed for the Czech News Agency. According to the source, the government will deal with Füle's nomination in January. The Foreign Ministry, however, declined to comment on the information. Political analyst Vít Dostal, from the Association for International Affairs (AMO), described the post of OSCE head as "prestigious", calling the OSCE “now practically the sole international organisation where a dialogue between the West and Russia was being conducted”. The analyst told ČTK, that – in his view - a number of countries no longer thought it necessary to meet Russia in the EU-Russia or NATO-Russia formats as before.