Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Politics

Education minister gave neo-nationalist CZK 250,000 golden handshake

Czech Position |
18 January 2012

Though he 'resigned' under pressure, far-right civil servant Ladislav Bátora was quietly kept on and later given a redundancy package.

Software used in public tenders 'rigged,' experts confirm for police

Czech Position |
18 January 2012

As Czech Position first reported in November, the anti-corruption police (ÚOKFK) have been investigating 36 cases of suspected corruption in public tenders in which several allegedly rigged lottery machines were used to narrow down the number of bidders. The verdict is now clear: the winners for a number of public contracts were determined in advance, according to an expert opinion, which shows the software was manipulated.

FinMin Kalousek's law which everyone 'sh**s on' heads to cabinet

Czech Position |
18 January 2012

Bill on financial checks introducing managerial responsibility and independent internal audits in the public sector likely to disappoint.

We'll always have Prague

The Economist |
17 January 2012

The Czech Republic's decision to grant Oleksandr Tymoshenko asylum has prompted speculation about whether the country is becoming a base for exiled allies of his wife Yulia, Ukraine's jailed former prime minister and the heroine of the Orange Revolution. The answer is: not yet.

Supporting the subsidiarity requires political courage and lot of work

Leaders Magazine |
16 January 2012

An interviewwith Luděk Sefzig, Senator and Chairman of the European Affairs Committee.

How the Internet could make politicians redundant

Czech Position |
13 January 2012

Irresponsible politicians and greedy bankers are behind the debt crisis, says Prague Business Club president Luboš Drobík.

EU budgetary integration threatens to topple coalition

Czech Position |
13 January 2012

Literarily minutes after a potential crisis within the government over restitution of church property was defused, a potentially far more serious rift emerged between the two larger parties in the center-right coalition. Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg says it's imperative Prague signs up to the EU's financial and budgetary integration initiative. President Václav Klaus says he'll block any such move.

Coalition survives rupture over church restitution

Czech Position |
12 January 2012

The fragile center-right coalition survived to live another day on Wednesday after the smallest government party, Public Affairs (VV), fell into line with an already agreed deal to compensate the Catholic Church and other religious groups for communist-era confiscations. "The key thing is that the government was able to come together over an agreement to return property to the church," Nečas said at the post-Cabinet press conference.

Mystery over financing of ex-PM Jiří Paroubek's new party deepens

Czech Position |
12 January 2012

Jaroslav Andres, sponsor of new center-left party LEV 21, promised to reveal details about his firm Sequest, but has sold it instead.

Ex-PM Fischer to run for presidency

Czech Position |
10 January 2012

Former interim PM Jan Fischer says he'll stand as candidate in 2012 if direct presidential election law is passed.

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