Economist and dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics Miroslav Ševčík.
Prague – The management of the University of Economics (VŠE) will meet today regarding the situation surrounding the dean of the Faculty of Economics, Miroslav Ševčík. VŠE Rector Petr Dvořák called on Ševčík to resign on Monday. According to the rector, Ševčík is harming the interests of the university with his behavior. The dean subsequently told the media that he would consider resigning and would announce his decision today. Economist and politician Ševčík, who is an expert on the Tricolor movement, took part in an anti-government demonstration on Saturday and a subsequent attempt to remove the Ukrainian flag from the National Museum, according to the Forum 24 server. The dean denied this in a statement on Monday.
On Sunday, the university distanced itself from Ševčík's appearance at the demonstration and stated that the dean's behavior was “out of line” for a long time. “Saturday's event has the effect of damaging the interest of the university. (…) I consider the most suitable solution for the dean to resign from his position,” Dvořák announced on Monday. According to the rector, Ševčík has until this morning to announce his decision to call for resignation. Subsequently, the management of VŠE will deal with the situation surrounding Ševčík.
Ševčík said on Monday that he did not attend the demonstration. Allegedly, he only accompanied a man who was beaten by the police, and therefore does not understand the accusations of the management of VŠE. “I declare that I did not want to enter the building of the National Museum or tear down any flags displayed on it,” the dean said. the faculty senate and with the consent of the academic senate of the public university in the event that the dean seriously fails to fulfill his duties or seriously damages the interest of the university or the faculty. The majority of student members of the VŠE academic senate already called on Ševčík to resign on Monday.