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Politics

Sixth head of EU funds at Education Ministry quits post

Czech Position |
15 March 2012

Education Minister Josef Dobeš' sixth head of EU funding announces her departure as fears for program financing soar.

Czech opposition ready to stage no confidence vote

Czech Position |
14 March 2012

While Prime Mnister Petr Nečas has been retreating from the threatened harsh austerity measures that sparked it, the main opposition Social Democrats have garnered the signatures needed to force a vote of no confidence in the government. ČSSD party leader Bohuslav Sobotka said 55 signatures, five more than required, had been obtained from lower house members of parliament with the vote like to take place next week.

Czech politicians offer different interpretations of left-wing landslide in Slovakia

Radio Prague |
13 March 2012

Voters in neighbouring Slovakia made a powerful statement at the weekend when they handed an overwhelming victory to the centre-left party SMER, which now has a strong enough mandate to form a single-party government. What that statement means though has been interpreted variously in the Czech Republic.

Economic diplomacy: real export help or a tour agency for minister's mates?

Czech Position |
9 March 2012

Ministry of Industry's vision of economic diplomacy boosting exports comes up against stiff resistance; a turf war is looming.

Communists a dilemma in Social Democrats' quest for power

Czech Position |
9 March 2012

Expert analyses conducted by the Interior Ministry point to insufficient grounds to draft a proposal suspending the KSČM's activities.

EU-Eastern Partnership talks held in Prague as Belarus stays away

RFE / RL |
6 March 2012

The first ex-communist countries to join the European Union are now working to help bring former Soviet republics closer to the EU.

Czech foreign minister: 'Putin prepared elections well'

Czech Position |
6 March 2012

The return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a third term as Russian president will not change Czech-Russian relations, nor Moscow's stance on Syria in the United Nations Security Council, Czech Foreign Minister and deputy prime minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09) said on Monday. "The elections turned out exactly as expected: the percentage was right, everything went according to plan," Schwarzenberg told ČTK on Monday.

Industry minister calls changes at telecoms watchdog

Czech Position |
6 March 2012

Changes called at telecoms regulator (CTÚ) in a bid to stop telecoms from gouging citizens and companies.

Strange bedfellows: What about the pirates?

Czech Position |
6 March 2012

Top officials of parliamentary parties (and hopefuls) talk about freedom of the Internet, cooperating with the Czech Pirate Party.

Prosecutions pending in alleged Czech EU Presidency embezzlement case

Czech Position |
5 March 2012

Police conclude services for EU Presidency conferences were overpriced, with at least CZK 135 million embezzled; prosecutions imminent.

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