Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Politics

Lost decade: How the state wastes transport infrastructure resources

Czech Position |
16 May 2012

Over the past 10 years the Supreme Audit Office examined 11 ambitious projects in the transport sector; the results are depressing.

Firms tied to north Bohemia 'godfather' in crosshairs after EU funds audit

Czech Position |
15 May 2012

The allocation of grants from the European Union's regional NUTS 2 program for Northern Bohemia was not carried out in line EU requirements, according to a recent audit by the "big four" consultancy Deloitte. The audit, ordered by the Czech Ministry of Finance and the European Commission, uncovered problems in 34 of the 35 projects examined, the news server Aktualne.cz reported last week.

FinMin may pay piper over musicians' salary rise

Czech Position |
15 May 2012

Czech Philharmonic and National Theater musicians' salaries remain frozen despite Culture Ministry's promises; the FinMin is to blame.

Karolína Peake's LIDEM gets signatures for party registration

Czech Position |
14 May 2012

The newly created political party forming around Karolína Peake, a deputy prime minister and leader of a group that broke away from the Public Affairs (VV) party, says it has already collected more the 1,000 signatures needed to register as a party. The new party to be created has already been baptized LIDEM and, according to Peake, should have fulfilled all the steps necessary to be registered as a political party by the end of June.

More than 90% of Czechs unhappy with political situation

Czech Position |
11 May 2012

Near record levels of discontent with political situation registered in April Czech poll.

A new 'red glow' over the Czech Republic?

Czech Position |
10 May 2012

If the Czech left-wing parties continue to gain support, the nation could see the first coalition with Communists since November 1989.

Zeman gaining on Švejnar, Fischer still leads

Czech Position |
9 May 2012

A new public opinion poll shows presidential hopeful Miloš Zeman, the former Social Democrat prime minister, gaining ground on Czech-American economist Jan Švejnar — in the battle for second place. However, the latest Factum Invenio poll shows that Jan Fischer (unaffiliated), who served as prime minister in a caretaker government, would still win by a comfortable margin with 24.4% of the vote compared to 17.8% for Švejnar and 12% for Zeman.

Seven Czech parties seek to ride into big time

Czech Position |
9 May 2012

Small parties that have passed or are approaching the magical entry threshold are jostling for attention and votes to get into parliament.

ANO 2011 earmarks tens of millions for party roll out, Senate vote

Czech Position |
7 May 2012

The political movement, soon to be party, ANO 2011 is preparing its campaign and spending for Senate elections in the fall.

Presidential candidate Švejnar to run as independent

Czech Position |
4 May 2012

Czech-American economics professor Jan Švejnar declines to stand as candidate for Social Democrats.

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