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Politics

Cabinet faces budget risk on smaller majority, Fitch says

Bloomberg |
3 May 2012

The government's reduced majority following a breakup of the ruling coalition may make it harder to meet plans to cut the budget deficit, Fitch Ratings said.

Independent Petr Fiala named education minister

Czech Position |
3 May 2012

Party leaders across the political spectrum have welcomed the appointment as education minister of political scientist Petr Fiala, an academic with no party affiliation, though the leader of the main opposition says budget constraints will hamstring the new minister's efforts to reform the sector. He said his immediate aim was to "stabilize the sector and create an environment in which there would be mutual trust among all participants working for change that the education system will undergo at all levels."

Suspicious Prague land-use plans benefited 'godfathers'

Czech Position |
2 May 2012

During the era of former mayor Pavel Bém (ODS), Prague City Hall endorsed over 200 suspicious changes in the city's zoning plan catered to selected real estate developers or the influential lobbyists and entrepreneurs known as "godfathers," Mláda fronta Dnes reported Monday. "The number of changes that were approved, despite various technical concerns, is truly high. There are dozens of such cases," deputy mayor Tomáš Hudeček (TOP 09) told the daily.

PM wins confidence vote for reset center-right coalition

Czech Position |
30 April 2012

PM wins confidence vote for center-right coalition government and avoids threat of early elections.

Karolína Peake says her new political force is here to stay

Radio Prague |
27 April 2012

Just two years ago the name Karolína Peake was known to few people outside of the issue of playgrounds in Prague 1. Today she's the keystone in the fractured coalition government.

Cabinet looks set to win confidence vote

The Wall Street Journal |
27 April 2012

The right-leaning Czech cabinet looks set to handily win today's parliament's confidence vote, despite continued criticism from trade unions.

PM calls confidence vote to test support for new coalition

Czech Position |
24 April 2012

PM Petr Nečas has relaxed his earlier conditions for a center-right coalition to continue in office and instead called for a vote of confidence to be held in his government as the best test of its staying power and support in the lower house of parliament. He refused to say whether he would be satisfied with a bare 101 majority vote of confidence support.

MEP Evžen Tošenovský to run for Czech presidency

Czech Position |
23 April 2012

Credible sources with the Civic Democrats (ODS) say the popular ex-Moravian-Silesian governor, now an MEP, will toss his hat in the ring.

State to offer 'inflation-beating' bonds to individuals

Czech Position |
20 April 2012

Following the success of first emission, the Finance Ministry is to offer bonds, some inflation-linked, with longer maturity periods aimed at individual investors.

Twin Peaks suggested as name of new party as political mystery deepens

Czech Position |
20 April 2012

Twin Peaks suggested as new name of the party created around Public Affairs defector Karolína Peake in spoof competition.

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