Thursday, 22 February 2018

Politics

Crisis helps right-wing parties across Europe

CBW |
16 June 2009

An interesting paradox can be seen in the results of the European Parliament election: although Europe is fighting an economic crisis, left-wing parties are losing and Europe is heading toward the right.

Deputies on Facebook: A probe into the lower house

By Lucie Husárová | Týden.cz |
15 Jun 2009

More and more legislators have discovered the charm of social networking.

Mirek Topolánek: ODS has to find a million votes by October

By Marie Valášková | Hospodářské noviny |
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10 Jun 2009

If the current two green parties continue with their fratricidal fight, they have no chance to get into the lower house, and all political parties will have to offer their own ideas to voters, ODS chairman Mirek Topolánek said in an interview with HN.

Paroubek preparing retaliation

By Jan Kubita | Hospodářské noviny |
10 Jun 2009

The ČSSD wants to launch its campaign for the parliamentary elections immediately – and to base it again on criticising the ODS.

Political leaders sign anti-extremism pact

aktuálně.cz |
11 June 2009

The leaders of all parties, cabinet members, ombudsman Otakar Motejl and Václav Havel on Tuesday signed a deal on joint efforts to eliminate extremism in the Czech Repulic. The pact was written by Human Rights Minister Michael Kocáb. "It is a very important document and the leadership of our country has clearly expressed its disagreement with the growing extremism, be it of the far-right or far-left," Kocáb said.

Communists cry foul at Czech TV documentary on Horáková show trial

Radio Prague |
4 June 2009

The Communist Party has written to complain at a documentary on Czech Television about the show-trial of Milada Horáková – being shown in the run-up to the European Parliament elections.

Christian Democrats seek salvation with Svoboda

Radio Prague |
2 June 2009

The traditional kingmakers of Czech politics – the Christian Democrats – held a closely observed national congress at the weekend. The main event was the election of a new leader, with former foreign minister Cyril Svoboda replacing the scandal besmirched Jiří Čunek. The change has sparked analysis of what Svoboda can do for the troubled party.

European elections stage rehearsal for autumn

CBW |
2 June 2009

A deep lack of understanding of the way European institutions work is expected to keep Czechs away from voting polls this weekend.

'No more eggs, no more Martians'

By Vojtěch Blažek | Hospodářské noviny |
28 May 2009

Lukáš Botka is quitting – he will no longer be an egg-throwing extraterrestrial at ČSSD events.

Kalousek won't be disciplined for obscene gesture

Aktuálně.cz |
22 December 2008

Rules of procedure ban legislators from vulgar or otherwise offensive behaviour on parliamentary soil. A transgressor may be disciplined; the highest penalty is a fine worth his or her one-month salary.

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