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Politics

Gov't Temelín point man: build new nuclear plants on old army sites

Czech Position |
20 January 2012

In addition to building two new reactors at the Temelín nuclear power plant, the government is contemplating proposals to make nuclear power the source of up to 80% of the country's energy. Such a strategy would require building more nuclear plants, and a report reviewed by the government on Wednesday says military training grounds are the most-suitable potential sites.

Prague mayor seeks total sweep of ODS chapter leadership

Czech Position |
20 January 2012

Talks over who should head Civic Democrats' key Prague chapter in final stage; Mayor Svoboda openly seeks top leadership spot.

Deputies get off scot-free for breach of good manners

Czech Position |
19 January 2012

Is giving the finger to a fellow member of Parliament or calling him an idiot acceptable? It is in the Czech Republic, at least according to MPs themselves.

Czechs favour campaign spending limits, political consensus elusive

Czech Position |
19 January 2012

Center-right governing coalition has not fallen in with opposition Social Democrats' bill to regulate campaign spending by political parties.

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.

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