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Politics Two ruling lawmakers to reject tax increase

Bloomberg |
5 September 2012

Two members of PM Petr Nečas's party won't support in parliament a government bill raising taxes, reported.

President urges MPs to thwart PM's tax plan

Reuters |
4 September 2012

President Václav Klaus urged parliament on Monday to reject tax hikes in a vote this week that was intended to reassure investors but instead may shatter the cabinet. Prime Minister Petr Nečas says the plan to hike the value-added tax, for the third time since the start of the economic crisis, is essential to cut the budget gap. He says his government may quit if its plan is rejected.

Revolt in ODS threatens to cause fall of government

aktuálně.cz |
30 August 2012

Next week, the lower house will vote on increasing taxes for the rich, and there is a very real threat that a group of MPs from the senior government Civic Democratic Party (ODS) led by Petr Tluchoř will vote against the government bill, which could lead to the fall of the government of PM Nečas.

Czech MEP: European conservatives would prefer Romney at White House

Radio Prague |
28 August 2012

Czech MEP Jan Zahradil, who is appearing at the US Republican Party convention in Florida later this week, says conservatives would welcome Mitt Romney's becoming the next US president.

Austerity revolt threatens cabinet as slump bites

Bloomberg |
23 August 2012

Prime Minister Petr Nečas is battling to save his government as a revolt mounts against an austerity drive that threatens to deepen the nation's recession.

Jan Fisher leads in presidential election polls

aktuálně.cz |
13 August 2012

Jan Fisher is still the leading presidential candidate, according to a July opinion poll conducted by the Median polling agency. Jan Fisher would take 34.5% of the vote, a 2.5 percentage point increase from June.

Candidates prepare for regional and Senate elections

Radio Prague |
9 August 2012

Tuesday marked the final day that candidates could register for regional and Senate elections this autumn.

Political pundit: Cleansing within ČSSD was long overdue

Radio Prague |
6 August 2012

How serious a threat is this for the main opposition party and are we seeing a change of landscape on the political left? Political analyst Jiří Pehe explains.

Prague's new prosecutor

The Economist |
2 August 2012

IN a move backed by anti-corruption activists and the public, Pavel Blažek the Czech justice minister, appointed Lenka Bradáčová to head the Prague prosecutor's office on July 30th. Some optimists see this as a sign that decades of clientelist politics are coming to end. Others worry their political pasts may yet come back to haunt them.

Klaus backs embattled police president

Radio Prague |
19 July 2012

On Wednesday Mr Klaus met the police president at Prague Castle, expressed full support for him and clearly stated that attacks against the police official had to stop.

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