Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Politics

Tax reforms pushed through without architect

Czech Position |
25 August 2011

The government passed a raft of tax reform measures with an expected battle not taking place as TOP 09 ministers boycotted the Cabinet meeting.

Prague 'fat cats' fly to Penta boss' Greek villa

Czech Position |
24 August 2011

Prague 10 Mayor Richter, lobbyists Hrdlička and Janoušek reportedly being hosted on Crete by Penta Investments boss Dospiva.

ODS calls for cool down in row threatening gov't

Czech Position |
24 August 2011

Civic Democrats (ODS) call for coalition partners to cool down Schwarzenberg–Bátora row before it leads to government's collapse.

Vít Bárta ask MPs to lift his immunity, will face bribery charges

Czech Position |
24 August 2011

Two days prior to a meeting of the lower house of Parliament's Mandate and Immunity Committee to discuss a request by police to remove his immunity, Vít Bárta, the de facto leader of the third party in the governing coalition, (Public Affairs, VV), has requested parliament to vote to oblige the request.

Political kings Kalousek and Klaus play tactical game

Czech Position |
22 August 2011

TOP 09 heavy Kalousek's sharp attacks on Bátora could be part of a tactic to discredit a potential new nationalist party backed by Klaus.

Czech govt row strikes as tax reform, budget loom

TrustLaw/Reuters |
19 August 2011

A row between two Czech ruling parties that started after an education ministry official insulted the foreign minister could delay debate on tax reforms, government officials said on Thursday.

Sports brought me into politics

Leaders Magazine |
18 August 2011

A talk with Jozef Regec, President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

TOP 09 stage Cabinet meeting walk out, demand Bátora's exit

Czech Position |
18 August 2011

TOP 09 seeks head of Ladislav Bátora, who called party chair and Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg a 'sorry little old man' on Facebook.

Internal report shows ruling Czech ODS party's popularity as low as 8%

Czech Position |
17 August 2011

'Confidential' Poll shows Civic Democratic Party of Czech PM Petr Nečas faces near total defeat in 2012 regional and senate elections.

Klaus asks for reassurance Tymoshenko trial not political

Czech Position |
10 August 2011

Czech President Václav Klaus has sent an open letter to his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Janukovych, expressing concern over the objectivity of the trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who stands accused of abuse of office in negotiating long-term gas contracts with Russia. Tymoshenko, her supporters and some observers claim the trial is politically motivated and that President Janukovich is set on sidelining his main political rival.

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