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Gov't presses for higher taxes, stronger state

aktuálně.cz |
14 April 2011

The government that deems to uphold "fiscal responsibility and austerity" has shown that it is exceptionally good at increasing taxes as well as the power of public administration.

Klaus won't play puppet to Topolánek-Tluchoř-Langer

Czech Position |
14 April 2011

President Klaus has taken over management of the government crisis and has enough information to know that the affair isn't about ABL.

Christian Democrats may be big winners in gov't crisis

Czech Position |
14 April 2011

The latest round of scandals has a majority of the public calling for new elections and support shifting to smaller parties.

Coalition crisis stalemate deepens

Czech Position |
13 April 2011

Public Affairs (VV) — the smallest of the three parties in the ruling coalition and source of the latest crisis that is threatening to topple the government — has insisted that their official leader, Radek John, remain Interior Minister. That stance gives no ground to calls from prime minister Petr Nečas (ODS) that he be sacked for his close ties to outgoing transport minister Vít Bárta (VV).

Blažek: ODS must get Interior Ministry

Czech Position |
13 April 2011

ODS vice chair says in an ODS-TOP 09 coalition government, his party wants the Interior Ministry if TOP 09 keeps the Finance Ministry.

Pundit: early elections may be the only viable option

Radio Prague |
12 April 2011

The fate of the Czech government hangs in the balance in the wake of a corruption scandal involving the junior coalition party Public Affairs.

Bublan: BIS failed in the case of Bárta's ABL

Czech Position |
12 April 2011

Ex-Interior Minister František Bublan says the state should have monitored ABL's connection of business activities with politics.

President refuses to accept ministers' resignations

Czech Position |
12 April 2011

Klaus wants Nečas to submit a plan on how a new government will function before he'll accept any Cabinet-level resignations.

Vondra offers to quit

Czech Position |
12 April 2011

The Civic Democrats (ODS), the senior partner in the three-party coalition government, have taken an unexpected step in the ongoing Cabinet crisis that erupted due to allegations against Transport Minister Vít Bárta of having paid "cash for loyalty" — Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra has announced he is ready to resign his post. Prime Minister Petr Nečas (ODS) accepts Vondra's resignation.

Czech party demands wide reshuffle in coalition row

TrustLaw/Reuters |
11 April 2011

A junior Czech coalition party demanded a wide cabinet reshuffle on Saturday in a rift that has threatened the survival of the centre-right coalition as it tries to push ahead with reforms to cut the budget deficit.

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