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Politics

Klaus loses 'most-trusted' crown to chief justice

Czech Position |
27 April 2011

After the Chilean pen incident, the handwriting may be on the wall: Klaus dropped from first place as most-trusted political figure.

Govt survives no-confidence vote after bribery scandal shakes coalition

The Canadian Press |
27 April 2011

The Czech government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament after agreeing to a reshuffle that kept its coalition together. The result was expected after the three parties that form the governing coalition made a compromise deal last week to keep their government live. The opposition asked for the vote after the country's transport minister resigned following allegations of bribery made against him.

Civic Democrats celebrate 20 years since party's foundation

Radio Prague |
26 April 2011

The Czech Republic's major right-of-centre party, the Civic Democrats, celebrated 20 years since its foundation.

Masaryk was wrong: 'Fear and steal!'

Czech Position |
26 April 2011

Current scandals suggest that had the Czechs not entered the EU or NATO, the country's political culture would still be exactly the same.

Environment minister scales back controversial plans in battle against bark beetle

Radio Prague |
22 April 2011

The Environment Minister Tomáš Chalupa has changed plans by the head of Šumava National Park on how to battle the bark beetle, issuing a decision on Thursday that will still allow the manual felling of trees in the park's most environmentally-sensitive and protected areas but will ban the use of heavy machinery or chemicals.

Ministry mulls tougher criteria for business visas

Prague Post |
22 April 2011

Self-employed third-country nationals may need millions banked.

Transport strategy: Šmerda following Barta's directions

Czech Position |
22 April 2011

The conceptual framework for transport is counting on EU funds, but Brussels has yet to approve such a project for the Czech Republic.

Pundit predicts problems ahead for re-jigged cabinet

Radio Prague |
21 April 2011

The cosmetic government reshuffle has raised plenty of criticism and many commentators are skeptical regarding the coalition's long-term chances of survival. Pundit Jiří Pehe says the agreement is a temporary truce enforced by circumstances.

A talk with Transport Minister Deputy Jakub Hodinář

Leaders Magazine |
20 April 2011

Galileo should launch in 2014.

Klaus 'will accept' Cabinet reshuffle

Czech Position |
20 April 2011

President Václav Klaus says he is ready to accept the Cabinet changes proposed by political leaders to save the center-right coalition government from collapse. On a visit to the northern city of Liberec on Tuesday, Klaus said he was willing to accept the changes on Thursday in Prague if his schedule allows it, ČTK reported. Klaus warned, however, that the compromise agreed early morning Tuesday could come unstuck if parliamentary groups opposed their leader's compromise deal.

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