Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Politics

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.

Uneasy coalition carries on: 2011 in politics

aktuálně.cz |
29 December 2011

For the Czech Republic's three-member center-right government, the year 2011 was marked by another series of internal disputes, most of which were linked to Public Affairs, the coalition's smallest - and most troublemaking - member.

Czech communist leader sends condolences to North Korea

Czech Position |
27 December 2011

North Korean news agency reports Czech communist leader Vojtěch Filip sent condolences on leader Kim Jong-il's death.

Betting firms to lose control over billions – if Klaus doesn't play the veto card

Czech Position |
22 December 2011

Under the gambling law, funds for sport and culture would not longer be allocated by betting firms, which have embezzled millions.

Swiss misfired in seeking Czech help on Gripen bribery case

Czech Position |
22 December 2011

Swiss OECD official sparked diplomatic incident by claiming Czechs failed to answer request in Gripen jet fighter corruption probe.

No Medvedev or Putin at Havel's funeral? No Temelín contract for Russians!

Czech Position |
22 December 2011

The Information Institute (Informační institut), a Czech think tank founded in 2010 by, among others, economist and former government advisor Pavel Kohout, former police president Stanislav Novotný, and deputy chairman of the parliamentary subcommittee for energy Aleš Rádl (Civic Democrats, ODS), has issued a statement calling upon either President Dmitry Medvedev or Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to attend Václav Havel's funeral.

Russian embassy 'sent condolences Monday' over Havel

Czech Position |
21 December 2011

Russian embassy in Prague announces official condolences over Václav Havel's death – but still no official word from the Kremlin.

Kremlin conspicuously silent over Václav Havel's death

Czech Position |
20 December 2011

While practically all European leaders paid tribute and respects to Václav Havel, Russia's leaders may have breathed sigh of relief.

Finance minister fined for unhappy slapping incident

Czech Position |
19 December 2011

A financial slap across the wrists (and not a punitive penalty) was doled out to FinMin Miroslav Kalousek for slapping a cheeky youth.

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