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Politics

More secret recordings rock Public Affairs

Czech Position |
16 May 2011

Junior coalition party VV faces yet another scandal over party finances and ethics after secret recordings are posted on the Internet.

Czech coalition tensions flare as cabinet aims to cut budget

Bloomberg |
13 May 2011

Czech government tensions flared again less than a month after the ruling coalition averted a breakup as party leaders bickered over personnel issues and an agenda that includes reducing the budget deficit.

New tactics of the John-Bárta tandem

Czech Position |
13 May 2011

Public Affairs will demand an equal share of power in the ruling coalition and their business allies will seek to increase their influence.

Gov't crisis reignited as John resigns from cabinet

Czech Position |
12 May 2011

Radek John, chairman of Public Affairs, called a press conference on Wednesday to announce his resignation from his freshly-created government post as Deputy PM for the Fight Against Corruption. John's announcement spurred predictions that the downfall of the coalition government is imminent. John said he had decided to resign due to lack of genuine support for his anti-corruption initiatives and interference by PM Nečas in his appointments to the newly formed anti-corruption office.

New interior minister cleans house

Prague Post |
6 May 2011

VV, ODS tensions mount over agenda for anti-corruption.

Criminal complaints abused for political gain

Prague Post |
6 May 2011

Growing trend places law enforcement in the middle of government infighting.

Corruption, cheap furniture and political fraternization

Czech Position |
6 May 2011

Corruption is a common part of daily life, and complacecy needs to be addressed before changes can be made, says Senator Jan Horník.

In terms of political chaos, ČR is the new Italy

aktuálně.cz |
3 May 2011

If you were to pick one EU member state that could serve as an example of malfunctioning democracy, which one would you choose? Italy? Or Belgium? Looking at the last eight years, it appears that the club of EU countries with chronically unstable politics has a new member: the Czech Republic.

Poll: Gov't will see more turmoil, won't finish term

Czech Position |
3 May 2011

The Cabinet shuffle did little to restore confindence in the gov’t, and most respondents have little hope the coalition will last its full term.

A talk with Senator Jiří Dienstbier

Leaders Magazine |
2 May 2011

Political parties advance their private economic interests, rather than values and visions, says ČSSD's Jiří Dienstbier in an interview for Leaders Magazine.

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