Monday, 19 November 2018

Politics

Would electing a president directly be a fatal mistake?

Czech Position |
5 January 2012

Constitutional law specialist Jan Kysela worries directly electing a president would create a new power base and further weaken the gov't.

Highway robbery: ŘSD money trail leads to Cyprus

Czech Position |
4 January 2012

Huge kickbacks from dodgy deals at roads directorate ended in Cyprus firm, may have funded political campaigns, HN says.

Ex-finance minister forgave alleged criminals' tax debt

Czech Position |
4 January 2012

A wiretap indicated ex-FinMin Vlastimil Tlustý was to receive CZK 3 million for forgiving the CZK 12 million in taxes owed by Setuza, HN says.

Gov't unlikely to survive 2012

aktuálně.cz |
3 January 2012

The government is bound to fall withing few weeks, Transparency International's prognosis based on corruption indexes of EU member states says.

HN: Public Affairs wants higher taxes

Reuters |
3 January 2012

Public Affairs, the smallest party in the ruling coalition, wants to raise income taxes, Hospodářské noviny reported, citing Prime Minister Petr Nečas.

Vít Klepárník of new think tank CESTA: left should no longer be a dirty word

Czech Position |
3 January 2012

A group of intellectuals felt that ever since the fall of communism, political discourse in the country has been dominated by a right-wing agenda, articulated by a number of liberal and conservative institutes. To provide alternatives and to oppose these views from a left-wing wing perspective, these intellectuals established in January a new political think-tank called Cesta, or Path.

Czech politics in 2011

Czech Position |
3 January 2012

Despite the coalition crisis and resignation of numerous ministers, can 2011 really be seen as an annus horribilis?

Czechs are Israel's best friends in the EU

Leaders Magazine |
30 December 2011

An interview with H.E. Yaakov Levy, Ambassador of Israel.

Education minister under fire after eight-day tenure of EU funds official

Czech Position |
30 December 2011

Calls for controversial education minister Josef Dobeš to resign follow the resignation of his top official responsible for EU funds after just eight days in the job.

Suverenita party's head Jana Bobošíková: I am an optimist

Leaders Magazine |
29 December 2011

A talk with Jana Bobošíková, chairwoman of the political party Suverenita, and former Member of the European Parliament.

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