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Politics

Lower house passes bill to enable banishment of petty criminals

Czech Position |
22 March 2012

Controversial law would give municipalities powers to ban prostitutes, beggars and petty criminals for three months.

Opposition pledges to keep up pressure on gov't following confidence vote

Czech Position |
22 March 2012

Center-right coalition of PM Petr Nečas survives no-confidence vote called by the main opposition Social Democrats (ČSSD.

Kremlin ideologist to oversee Russian trade ties with ČR

Czech Position |
21 March 2012

Vladislav Surkov, engineer of Russian 'sovereign democracy,' is now chairman of the Czech-Russian trade and industry commission.

Environment minister refuses to reveal how much top deputies earned

Czech Position |
20 March 2012

Tomáš Chalupa offers no explanation why his ministry has failed to reveal the salaries and bonuses paid to his top men.

Sen. Dienstbier's guerrilla campaign rattles Prague Social Democrats

Czech Position |
20 March 2012

Some charge a pamphlet from Sen. Jiří Dienstbier's camp attacking alleged clientelism within the Prague ČSSD stems from his national ambitions, not local concerns.

Foreign trips bring simmering gov't disharmony to boil

Czech Position |
20 March 2012

Vietnam to be bombarded with top Czech ministers who cannot — or will not — coordinate their foreign trips, despite the added expense.

Sixth head of EU funds at Education Ministry quits post

Czech Position |
15 March 2012

Education Minister Josef Dobeš' sixth head of EU funding announces her departure as fears for program financing soar.

Czech opposition ready to stage no confidence vote

Czech Position |
14 March 2012

While Prime Mnister Petr Nečas has been retreating from the threatened harsh austerity measures that sparked it, the main opposition Social Democrats have garnered the signatures needed to force a vote of no confidence in the government. ČSSD party leader Bohuslav Sobotka said 55 signatures, five more than required, had been obtained from lower house members of parliament with the vote like to take place next week.

Czech politicians offer different interpretations of left-wing landslide in Slovakia

Radio Prague |
13 March 2012

Voters in neighbouring Slovakia made a powerful statement at the weekend when they handed an overwhelming victory to the centre-left party SMER, which now has a strong enough mandate to form a single-party government. What that statement means though has been interpreted variously in the Czech Republic.

Economic diplomacy: real export help or a tour agency for minister's mates?

Czech Position |
9 March 2012

Ministry of Industry's vision of economic diplomacy boosting exports comes up against stiff resistance; a turf war is looming.

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