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Politics

Drobil got nod from 'godfather' on SFŽP post

Czech Position |
28 January 2011

Michálek: Ostrava businessman Zátorský wielded influence over ousted Environment Minister Drobil regarding his appointment.

Schwarzenberg meets counterpart ahead of Macedonia President's visit

Czech Position |
27 January 2011

Milošoski and Schwarzenberg discussed a wide range of bilateral relations, from security in the Balkans to EU enlargement.

Kalousek's threats to bring criminal charges over IPB empty?

Czech Position |
27 January 2011

The Constitution is clear on collective gov't responsibility, but could ex-Premier Miloš Zeman and a former ČNB governor really be tried?

Nečas' meeting with new top cop Lessy was no laughing matter

Czech Position |
27 January 2011

Although Prime Minister Petr Nečas continued to hold misgivings about the new Police president, he didn't veto the appointment. Why?

Foreign policy review searches for new directions

Radio Prague |
26 January 2011

The Czech Foreign Minister has announced a wide ranging review of foreign policy to take account both of changes in the Czech Republic and those in the wider world.

Star power: Tomáš Chalupa's peculiar journey from mayor to minister

Czech Position |
24 January 2011

The ODS has criticized the precedent the Kubišová-Vondráčková case set but used similar tactics in the Prague 6 local elections.

Environment Minister rules out closer ties with PPF

Czech Position |
19 January 2011

What ties with PPF will Tomáš Chalupa bring from Prague 6 municipal politics — and his private life — to the ministry?

'Greenhorn' given green light to head Environment Ministry

Czech Position |
11 January 2011

Current Prague 6 mayor Tomáš Chalupa has been named the new environment minister to replace Pavel Drobil who resigned last month following a corruption scandal at the State Environmental Fund (SFŽP). While he may not be as inclined to favor industry over environment as his predecessor, Chalupa is a blank slate in terms of environmental experience, writes Čestmír Klos in Czech Position.

Parties granted over CZK 1bn in govt subsidies in 2010

Czech Position |
4 January 2011

State reimbursements to political parties doubled in 2010 but should drop in 2011 due to austerity measures.

Klaus slams greens, doctors in New Year's Day speech

Czech Position |
4 January 2011

While condemning corruption in general, Klaus supported the current ODS-led gov't but expressed no sympathy for exiting doctors.

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