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Breakfast Brief - 11 May 2009

Prague Daily Monitor |
11 May 2009

NEWS
Govt handover boosts EU fears of Klaus
Former Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek said Friday that he and all EU leaders believe new interim PM Jan Fischer should oversee the remainder of the Czech EU presidency, not President Václav Klaus. Topolánek was responding to reports that staunch Eurosceptic Klaus might chair a key Brussels summit next month. Klaus on Friday appointed Fischer's caretaker cabinet, noting that it was the country's fifth change of government in six years and expressing concerns about political stability.

Czech political art still struggling to gain recognition

By Kateřina Heilmann | Prague Daily Monitor |
11 May 2009

Is there a limit to freedom of artistic expression?

Kateřina Heilmann is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She likes writing about cycling and culture.
You can reach her at katerina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Breakfast Brief - 7 May 2009

Prague Daily Monitor |
7 May 2009

NEWS
Lisbon gets green light from Czech Senate
Czech senators, including 12 Civic Democrats (ODS), yesterday approved the Lisbon Treaty. A group of opponents said they would take the treaty to the Constitutional Court again. President Václav Klaus called the vote a "failure of political elites" and said he would not sign the treaty until the court ruled. MP Alena Páralová quit the ODS in protest of the vote.
most Czech press

Canada might reintroduce visas for Czechs

A weekend for foodies

By Alyssa Pry | Prague Daily Monitor |
7 May 2009

Czech food has rarely been seen as gourmet. But on 29-31 May 2009, Prague will spotlight its growing food reputation by hosting the third annual Prague Food Festival.

Events of the past week – 30 April – 6 May

By Petra Pokorná | Prague Daily Monitor |
7 May 2009

Czechs celebrated the day of love by kissing under chestnut trees, the new PM designate already knows the names of all his ministers and senators finally ratified the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday.

Petra Pokorná is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She likes writing about local food shops.
You can reach her at petra@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Breakfast Brief - 6 May 2009

Prague Daily Monitor |
6 May 2009

NEWS
Senate could send Lisbon Treaty to court again
ODS Senator Jaroslav Kubera says he has the 17 necessary votes to send the Lisbon Treaty to the Constitutional Court and delay its ratification. The upper chamber is scheduled to vote on the treaty today and ratification is still considered likely. If the Senate approves the treaty, it will be sent to President Václav Klaus for his signature. Klaus opposes the Lisbon Treaty and it's unclear whether he would sign it.
most Czech press

Fischer confirms ministry posts

Praguescape: In praise of the arch

By Kristina Alda | Prague Daily Monitor |
5 May 2009

Few structures showcase the beauty of the arch as well as the viaduct. The Czech Republic has a few stunning examples, and one of the finest is located on the outskirts of Prague.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at kristina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Don't miss: Prague's 2nd annual Bilingual Picnic

By Emily Prucha | Prague Daily Monitor |
5 May 2009

Mark your calendars and join the gathering.

Emily Prucha is a Life Section columnist for the Monitor. She likes writing about bilingual and multicultural families.
You can reach her at emily@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.

Breakfast Brief - 5 May 2009

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 May 2009

NEWS
HN: Senators to ratify Lisbon Treaty tomorrow
Hospodářské noviny reports, citing the head of the ODS Senators' Club, Jiří Stříteský, that at least seven ODS senators will vote to ratify the Lisbon Treaty tomorrow. The seven, plus an additional 42 senators who had earlier said they would support ratification, make up a constitutional majority required to pass the treaty.
HN 1-3, LN 1, 4

EU, Japan to cooperate on new emissions-reduction deal

Film incentive bill to bring back Hollywood productions suspended

By Barbara Bindasová | Prague Daily Monitor |
4 May 2009

The outgoing cabinet has put together a bill proposing incentives to boost the income from foreign film productions, which are now turning to countries such as Hungary and Romania.

Barbara Bindasová is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She is a graduate student of literature at Charles University.
You can reach her at barbara@praguemonitor.com. See more of her stories here.
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