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Czech tycoon beats drum for political clean-up

TrustLaw/Reuters |
18 November 2011

While thousands in the United States and Europe take to the streets against big money, a popular campaign against corruption in the Czech Republic is being led by one of its richest men.

Kuba named industry minister; ODS veteran Doktor quits in protest

Czech Position |
18 November 2011

Martin Kuba officially named as Czech industry and trade minister; overlooked Michal Doktor quits ODS after 20 years in protest.

PM chooses new industry and trade minister

Czech Position |
16 November 2011

On Tuesday morning the office of President Václav Klaus announced that he will officially name the new Minister of Industry and Trade on Wednesday at 11:00, but declined to reveal the name. Later in the day, however, government spokesman Jan Osúch confirmed that Prime Minister Petr Nečas has appointed fellow Civic Democrat (ODS) Martin Kuba to the post.

Czech gov't has nine lives; Kocourek will also likely land on his feet

Czech Position |
15 November 2011

The Nečas-led coalition government has been plagued by instability, infighting and Cabinet resignations; last week's voting didn't help.

Czech opposition says would keep some reforms

Reuters |
14 November 2011

The leading Czech opposition party would keep some of the centre-right government's reforms in place if it came to power in the next election due in 2014, but it would look to reverse a planned pension overhaul, its leader said Saturday.

Sen. Dernerová supports Babiš' ANO 2011 initiative

Czech Position |
11 November 2011

Most doctor turned politician says her movement Severočeš hasn't joined up with billionaire Andrej Babiš' ANO 2011 — but she will.

Six ministers seen exiting Czech Cabinet

Czech Position |
9 November 2011

A sweeping Cabinet reshuffle is said to be on the horizon; Czech Position maps out the cases pro and con for specific ministers to go.

Trade minister 'undermines trust' in gov't by keeping mum on millions

Czech Position |
8 November 2011

Top figures in three ruling coalition parties say Martin Kocourek (ODS) must quickly explain origin of his mother's CZK 16.4 million.

Police president slams Interior Ministry's reform plans

Czech Position |
8 November 2011

The chief of the police, Petr Lessy, posts criticism of ministerial commission's proposed reforms on Interior Ministry intranet.

Ministry report charts administration confusion

Czech Position |
7 November 2011

Report about administation leaked from the Interior Ministry paints bleak picture of official confusion, obstruction, and lack of clarity.

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