Saturday, 22 September 2018

Politics

Klaus pardons ex-head of Prague university

Czech Position |
15 February 2012

President issues pardons for former Metropolitain University Prague director and 13 others, mainly for humanitarian reasons.

Ex-PM Miloš Zeman joins presidential race

Czech Position |
15 February 2012

Miloš Zeman, the former ČSSD PM, declares intention to run in direct elections to become president, sufficient signatures permitting.

Authorities rush to call tenders before lotteries are outlawed

Czech Position |
14 February 2012

With the change in public tenders law banning electronic lotteries as of April, authorities are scrambling to start the process now.

Party seeks to redirect mud slinging over failed Swiss legal action

Czech Position |
13 February 2012

Blame for botched handling of Swiss approaches to join multi-billion criminal case lies with the foreign and jutice ministries, VV chief says.

Political analyst on direct presidential elections

Radio Prague |
10 February 2012

As the current president, Václav Klaus, who called direct elections a "fatal mistake", is unable to veto a constitutional amendment, I asked political scientist Jan Outlý of the University of Hradec Králové if anything at all can stop direct presidential elections now.

MP unintentionally airs suspicions of interference at transport ministry

Czech Position |
10 February 2012

Unaware his microphone was turned on, TOP 09 MP Laudát aired rumor about interference by Public Affairs (VV) de facto leader Vít Bárta at the transport ministry.

Lucrative medical tender leads to lobbyist and ODS 'godfather'

Czech Position |
10 February 2012

Kardio Port, which as a sole bidder won a CZK 1.8 billion tender to supply a top Prague clinic, is shown to have operated out of Roman Janoušek's HQ.

'Anonymous is the ideal of direct democracy in practice' says Czech activist Great Troll

Czech Position |
10 February 2012

Local Anonymous activist spells out the movement's local and global aims and actions to Czech Position.

Bill curbing politicians' immunity passes hurdle

Czech Position |
9 February 2012

Lower house lawmakers turned out in sufficient numbers to back a proposed constitutional change aimed at curbing their immunity.

Date set for party boss Bárta's corruption trial

Czech Position |
9 February 2012

Much-anticipated trial of Public Affairs' (VV) de facto leader Vít Bárta on bribery charges is scheduled to start on 5 March.

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