Sunday, 15 July 2018

Politics

Central bank 'not independent' says ČSSD shadow minister

Czech Position |
15 December 2011

Social Democrat shadow minister Lubomír Zaorálek says ČNB governor is President Klaus' ideological ally.

Citizens a major step closer to electing their own president

Czech Position |
15 December 2011

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Parliament, voted on Wednesday in favour of a constitutional bill to introduce direct presidential elections for the first time in the history of the Czech Republic as an independent state. Following an hour and half debate the lower house of the parliament on Wednesday morning, 159 of the 192 deputies present voted in favour of the bill. The support of the main opposition party, the Social Democrats (ČSSD), was necessary because as a constitutional bill, a three-fifths majority was required.

Ex-PM Jiří Paroubek earns millions despite flagging book sales

Czech Position |
15 December 2011

Paroubek's books collect dust on the shelves of brick-and-mortar stores — but sell 'suspiciously well' via direct sales.

Alena Hanáková set to be culture minister as Ivo Mathé withdraws

Czech Position |
14 December 2011

MP Alena Hanáková is the sole candidate for culture minister following the exit of artists' choice, AMU rector Ivo Mathé.

Police call for Vít Bárta to stand trial for bribery

Czech Position |
14 December 2011

Police complete investigation into alleged corruption by Public Affairs paymaster Vít Bárta and recommend prosecution.

Czechs lobbying EU leaders to rescind 'excessive' chemical safety regulations

Czech Position |
14 December 2011

Czech/Slovak call for reconsidering the impact of REACH on SMEs is backed informally by Hungary, Romania and the UK.

Norman Eisen confirmed as US ambassador to Prague

Czech Position |
14 December 2011

Eisen made powerful enemies as Obama's 'ethics czar' but has been lauded, also by conservatives, for his diplomatic efforts in Prague.

I support anything that helps Czech farmers, agriculture minister says

Leaders Magazine |
13 December 2011

A talk with Petr Bendl, Minister of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

Group offers million-crown reward for delivering corrupt figures to justice

Czech Position |
13 December 2011

True to the Wild West spirit, an anti-graft group is offering a big money reward to those who help bring corrupt bad guys to justice.

The culture minister need not be an artist, but Czechs don't need another Besser

Czech Position |
12 December 2011

Dentist turned politician Jiří Besser (TOP 09) tried to bring order to the Culture Ministry, but couldn't keep his own books clean.

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