Sunday, 23 February 2020


Czech interim government's fate uncertain

Monsters and Critics / DPA |
8 April 2009

The fate of Czech Republic's interim government, due to take the helm of the European Union and bring the country to October early elections, appeared uncertain Tuesday after two small parties refused to participate.

New Czech PM: I feel no lobbyist pressure

By Marie Valášková | Hospodářské noviny |
6 May 2009

In an interview with Hospodářské noviny, PM designate Jan Fischer says he felt no pressure from the president or from lobbyists when filling ministry posts.

Topolánek: Right wing must unite

By Lenka Zlámalová, Petr Fischer | Hospodářské noviny |
20 Apr 2009

Outgoing PM Mirek Topolánek wants to form a broad alliance of right-leaning people. He is not ruling out a pre-election coalition with several smaller parties, he tells HN in an interview.

Rebels leaving the ODS, but the party stays disunited

7 April 2009

Vlastimil Tlustý and Jan Schwippel, the two MPs who voted against the government, are probably leaving the Civic Democrats. Both want to run for the Euroskeptical right-wing political movement in the upcoming European Parliamentary election in June.

Rebel MPs to join and run in EP elex

aktuálně.cz |
1 April 2009

Two Czech MPs that helped the Social Democrats topple Topolánek's government are likely to join the recently newly formed right-wing party They also intend to run in the European Parliament election.

EU presidency: Not happy with some Israeli policies

Reuters |
1 April 2009

The Czech EU presidency is not happy with some Israeli policies and an EU-Israel summit is unlikely to take place in the next three months, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said on Tuesday.

Party leaders agree to early election

New York Times/Reuters |
30 March 2009

Leaders of the two biggest political parties agreed that the Czech Republic should hold an early election, a first step to overcoming a political crisis brought on by a no-confidence vote in the government. ČSSD chairman Jiří Paroubek was quoted as saying he had agreed with outgoing PM Mirek Topolánek on holding an election in October, but Topolánek's spokeswoman said the date had not been determined.

Schwarzenberg warns against war on Iran

3 December 2008

Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg called on Israel to give up harsh rhetoric against Iran, and described armed action or war against the Islamic Republic as a "catastrophe".

Radar voting postponed until spring

By Tereza Nosálková |
Hospodářské noviny |
23 Oct 2008

The radar agreement has reached the lower house, but MPs are not expected to vote on the stationing before the end of the year or more likely in the spring.

Road open for Communists

By Petr Weikert |
Hospodářské noviny |
26 Mar 2009

Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek wants to form a new government after losing the no confidence vote yesterday. He said it is the only option of keeping the Communists out.

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