Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Politics

Why strategic fuel reserve body 'special accounts' remain secret

Czech Position |
12 July 2012

State auditors' reluctance to examine strategic SSHR's books is a legacy of MPs in power during the era of PM Mirek Topolánek.

Parliamentary committee recommends for Parkanová to be stripped of immunity

Radio Prague |
11 July 2012

Parliament's Mandate and Immunity Committee has advised deputies in the lower house to strip coalition MP Vlasta Parkanová of immunity. The former defence minister is suspected of abuse of public office and breach of trust in connection with a CZK 3.5 billion purchase of military planes during her term in office.

State visit of Republic of Azerbaijan's president

Leaders Magazine |
10 July 2012

State visit of Republic of Azerbaijan's president

Interview: Why Czech writer Jáchym Topol joined 'quixotic' Greens as Senate hopeful

Czech Position |
10 July 2012

The author of celebrated novels like 'Sister' (1994) and 'Nightwork' (2001) reveals he is a 'forest spirit' at heart.

Pavel Blažek to be named Czech justice minister

Czech Position |
3 July 2012

Set to be named justice minister, Pavel Blažek, known as 'Mr Invisible,' is the only ODS party vice chair not in government or parliament.

A just man needed

The Economist |
3 July 2012

Days after controversially dismissing the popular Jiří Pospíšil, the beleaguered Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas has named a former party rival, Pavel Blažek, to fill the post, President Václav Klaus will sign off the nomination on July 3rd.

Presidential hopeful sounds off

Prague Post |
29 Jun 2012

Former PM Jan Fischer details his 2013 campaign

Speculations rife about real reason behind justice minister’s fall

Radio Prague |
29 June 2012

The sudden dismissal of one of the most popular members of the government, Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil gave rise to intense speculation about the real motivation of the move.

'Mr Clean' sullies his reputation with justice minister's recall

Czech Position |
29 June 2012

Nečas should have supported Pospíšil's appeal for funds: an effective fight against the theft of state, EU funds would yield greater returns.

Reformist ODS Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil sacked over 'mismanagement'

Czech Position |
28 June 2012

The president has dismissed Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil, acting on a request by Prime Minister Petr Nečas (ODS), who told a news conference on Wednesday he had lost confidence in his fellow party member's ability to manage the ministry and its finances. "The reason [for his dismissal] is the mismanagement of the ministry, especially in budgetary matters. All ministers are implementing painful cut, decreasing salaries and laying off people," Nečas told reporters.

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