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Politics

Party 'godfathers' brewing overhaul at Budějovický Budvar

Czech Position |
6 February 2012

Head of state-owned brewer Budějovický Budvar will reportedly be sacked due to changes being brewed by ODS puppetmasters.

Gov't gets poor marks for anti-corruption efforts

Czech Position |
3 February 2012

Campaign groups for transparent, accountable public administration mark government's anti-corruption strategy in 12 areas.

MPs pass draft law honouring Václav Havel

Czech Position |
2 February 2012

Short statement about the late President Václav Havel's contribution to freedom and democracy set to be enshrined in law.

TOP 09 leader Schwarzenberg may quit gov't coalition

Czech Position |
2 February 2012

Foreign Minister and leader of the TOP 09 party Karel Schwarzenberg has said he is contemplating leaving the government over Prime Minister Petr Nečas' (Civic Democrats, ODS) refusal to sign the EU's fiscal discipline treaty, but noted there is time yet for the ODS to opt in and open the way for the next president to ratify the treaty in early 2013.

Czech Euro MPs oppose 'completely wide of the mark' ACTA

Czech Position |
2 February 2012

Czech MEPs say the ACTA is nontransparent, dictated by commercial interests and a threat to individual rights and freedoms.

Parliament 'violating' labour law as it cracks down on others

Czech Position |
1 February 2012

Lawmakers pay assistants via illegal 'Švarc system' of back-to-back contracts that robs the state of social, health insurance taxes.

Gov't seeks to open up council press ahead of elections

Czech Position |
31 January 2012

The center-right ODS-led government wants new rules that would open up council, regional newspapers to a range of views.

Report implies ex-transport minister spied on his successor

Czech Position |
31 January 2012

Daily MfD reported Monday that a listening device was found in the car of Transport Minister Pavel Dobeš; he won't confirm the story.

Presidential favorite Jan Fischer has legacy of inaction, dubious decisions

Czech Position |
31 January 2012

He's the popular choice to replace Klaus in 2013, yet few know his opinions — or that his gov't signed deals that cost the state dearly.

Ex-MP gets 5 years for fraud, embezzlement

Czech Position |
30 January 2012

Court in Ostrava hands down five-year prison sentence and a CZK 1.2 million fine to former Social Democrat deputy Petr Wolf.

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