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Politics

Surgical manoeuvres

By Marek Švehla, Tomáš Sachr | Respekt |
2 Sep 2009

Budget cuts are the solution to avoiding the woes of Hungary and Latvia.

Paroubek criticizes TOP 09

ČTK |
28 August 2009
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Two fringe parties urge voters to support ODS

ČTK |
28 August 2009
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Fischer to debate big deficit with parties

Forbes.com/Reuters |
24 August 2009

The Czech prime minister will meet political leaders to agree on how to rein in the 2010 budget gap to 5% of gross domestic product, Finance Minister Eduard Janota was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Left says it would cut budget gap after election

Forbes/Reuters |
20 August 2009

The leading Czech leftist party on Wednesday agreed in principle to rein in a soaring budget gap after October elections, as the finance minister warned the country could otherwise go the way of crisis-stricken Hungary.

Eurosceptic senators employ new tactic to block Lisbon treaty

Radio Prague |
20 August 2009

A group of Eurosceptic senators are going to send a freshly announced petition to the Czech Constitutional Court, ahead of a challenge to the document itself.

MP pockets petrol money although she travels by train

By Jana Sotonová, Vojtěch Blažek | Hospodářské noviny |
29 Jul 2009

The state pays MPs large sums of money to cover their petrol bills even if they don't drive to work. This means some politicians get an additional CZK 250,000 or so on top of their salary each year. The state is losing millions.

It's no yolk: egg-faced politician plots revenge

AFP |
4 June 2009

Czech opposition leader Jiří Paroubek, pelted with scores of eggs at a pre-election meeting last week, threatened on Wednesday to hurl eggs at any journalists writing about the incident.

Politicians fail to exploit Internet properly

CBW |
13 August 2009

Political parties in the Czech Republic begin to assess the importance of the Internet. Besides their own websites they have been increasingly appearing on various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Czech Voters Mistrust All Top Politicians

Angus Reid Global Monitor |
11 August 2009

Few people in the Czech Republic express confidence in the country’s top political leaders, according to a poll by Factum Invenio. 30 per cent of respondents trust Karel Schwarzenberg, leader of the new conservative party TOP 09.

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