Tuesday, 23 January 2018


Czech left launches court challenge of savings

Reuters |
9 December 2010

The Czech leftist opposition has filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court demanding that it strike down the government's key budget savings laws approved last month, party leaders said on Wednesday.

An interview with Peter Tluchoř, ODS Deputy Group Head of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament

Leaders Magazine |
26 November 2010

An interview with Peter Tluchoř, the ODS Deputy Group Head of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

A talk with Zdeněk Tůma, TOP 09 party frontrunner for Lord Mayor of Prague

Leaders Magazine |
25 November 2010

A talk with Zdeněk Tůma, TOP 09 party frontrunner for Lord Mayor of Prague.

Interview with Senator and Deputy Mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou Dagmar Zvěřinová

Leaders Magazine |
24 November 2010

Interview with Dagmar Zvěřinová, Senator and Deputy Mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou.

German president skirts historical minefields on first visit since election

Radio Prague |
23 November 2010

German President Christian Wulff arrived in Prague on Monday for his first visit to the Czech Republic since becoming head of state. While overall relations between the two countries are rosy, the visit was to some extent overshadowed by history and is still expected to raise some thorny issues.

Czech corruption busting promise tested

The Wall Street Journal |
15 November 2010

Martin Barták, currently a non-elected deputy minister of finance and a former defense department official, has been publicly accused of seeking millions of dollars worth of bribes in government contracts.

Zdeněk Tůma and the trials of converting election victory into office

Radio Prague |
9 November 2010

TOP 09's mayoral candidate in Prague, Zdeněk Tůma, swept to victory in last month's local elections, pushing the right of centre Civic Democrats into second place in the city for the first time in 20 years with 30 percent of the vote.

Critics decry 'legislative emergency'

Prague Post |
5 November 2010

Gov't invokes special powers to push through austerity measures.

Klasnová: Politics still remains sort of a men's world

Leaders Magazine |
29 October 2010

Czech society wishes to have more women in politics. The women's attitude can bring more empathy and less "cockfighting" to the political scene, says Kateřina Klasnová, the Chamber Deputy Head and the Vice-Chairwoman of the Public Affairs.

Govt seeks speedy law approval process

The Wall Street Journal |
27 October 2010

The Czech reform-mind conservative government asked lawmakers to expedite the passage of austerity bills by Parliament through a fast-track process to prevent any stalling of the measures at the opposition-controlled upper house, Prime Minister Petr Nečas said Tuesday. "It's evident that the Czech Republic could face serious economic damage if these laws aren't going to take effect January 1," he told a televised news conference.

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