Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Politics

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.

Czech foreign minister wears badge comparing Vladimir Putin to a dog

Czech Position |
19 December 2011

Karel Schwarzenberg is unapologetic after wearing a badge suggesting Russian PM Vladimir Putin should be adressed like a dog.

Catholic schism dragged into political battleground

Czech Position |
19 December 2011

Battle for political power and moral authority likely behind public spat between traditionalist Catholics, mainstream reformers.

Ex-PM's wife 'violated' law via holiday home buy

Czech Position |
16 December 2011

By purchasing a Greek holiday home with EUR 100,000 in cash, Petra Paroubková may have violated Czech anti-money laundering law.

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