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Politics

Czech KSČM gaining in polls

Czech Position |
27 September 2011

The Communists and Christian Democrats stand to gain the most from the current disillusion with Czech politics, STEM poll shows.

Direct presidential elections: Sorry, maybe next time

Czech Position |
27 September 2011

Despite the appearance of cross-party support for direct Czech presidential elections, key differences are likely to stall legislation.

Czech PM calls for fast-tracking new party funding rules

Czech Position |
27 September 2011

Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas has called for fast-tracking radical plans to shake-up party financing and election spending rules.

Nečas publicly backs Israel

Prague Post |
23 September 2011

PM visits Jerusalem, pledges support at UN Palestine vote.

Czech 'no' to Palestine may kill L-159 fighter deal to Iraq

Czech Position |
23 September 2011

Czech diplomats in Middle East warn a 'no' vote at the UN on Palestinian statehood would be bad for its business in Iraq and beyond.

Prague's biggest real estate tender could fail again

Czech Position |
20 September 2011

Prague 7 hired Cautor Consulting (without a tender) to advise the district in selecting its new seat; again it may be PPF's to lose.

Czech foreign minister naps during Serbian security conference

Czech Position |
19 September 2011

Heavy-eyed Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg stirred up ire in Serbia thanks to his long nap during a security conference.

Czech 'Zemanites' collect 50,000 signatures in direct elections petition

Czech Position |
15 September 2011

Supporters of ex-Czech PM Miloš Zeman collect 'magic number' of signatures in bid for holding direct presidential elections.

Coalition roads spat halts budget talks

Czech Position |
15 September 2011

The Cabinet was forced to postpone discussions aimed at finalising the govt's planned 2012 budget for the second week in a row after a dispute within the coalition over funding for roads and motorway construction. Public Affairs blocked talks on the budget and a separate deal seeking to compensate the Catholic Church and other religious groups for property confiscated by the former communist regime unless the govt agreed to a major hike in roads funding next year.

Ex-PM Topolánek keeps 'cool' over Steyr bribe allegations via WikiLeaks

Czech Position |
8 September 2011

Steyr official told US Embassy in Prague staff of bribery attempt by lobbyist Marek Dalík via Defense Minister Martin Barták, cables show.

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