Saturday, 23 September 2017

Politics

Sports brought me into politics

Leaders Magazine |
18 August 2011

A talk with Jozef Regec, President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

TOP 09 stage Cabinet meeting walk out, demand Bátora's exit

Czech Position |
18 August 2011

TOP 09 seeks head of Ladislav Bátora, who called party chair and Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg a 'sorry little old man' on Facebook.

Internal report shows ruling Czech ODS party's popularity as low as 8%

Czech Position |
17 August 2011

'Confidential' Poll shows Civic Democratic Party of Czech PM Petr Nečas faces near total defeat in 2012 regional and senate elections.

Klaus asks for reassurance Tymoshenko trial not political

Czech Position |
10 August 2011

Czech President Václav Klaus has sent an open letter to his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Janukovych, expressing concern over the objectivity of the trial of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who stands accused of abuse of office in negotiating long-term gas contracts with Russia. Tymoshenko, her supporters and some observers claim the trial is politically motivated and that President Janukovich is set on sidelining his main political rival.

Gov't quietly moves to prohibit disclosure of officials' salaries

Czech Position |
10 August 2011

Most state organs refuse to reveal how public employees are remunerated; the Interior Ministry wants the practice to become law.

The (Czech) creature from the black lagoon

Czech Position |
9 August 2011

Ostrama lagoon toxic waste removal costs rise, the project is delayed, and contractors are unpaid. Doesn't bode well for the eco-tender.

Gazdík: Gov't has to improve its communication with public

Leaders Magazine |
5 August 2011

An interview with Petr Gazdík, Chairman of the Mayors and Independents Movement.

News analysis: In Parliament, a calm before the storm

Prague Post |
5 August 2011

Summer recess foreshadows a contentious political season come the autumn.

Parties struggle to find roles for former leaders

Radio Prague |
5 August 2011

The former leader of the Czech Social Democrats Jiří Paroubek has announced plans to leave the party and establish a new political group. Should his intentions materialize, he would be the second Social Democrat leader to do so, after Miloš Zeman whose own political project caused significant harm to the Social Democrats in the last general elections. But in Czech politics, problems with former party leaders are not unusual.

Klaus to pen intro for Aussie comrade in arms' kids book on global warming

Czech Position |
4 August 2011

President Václav Klaus to write forward to book for high-schoolers by Australian scientist, fellow climate change skeptic Ian Plimer.

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