Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Politics

'Extremist' civil servant who sparked gov't crisis stepping down

Czech Position |
17 October 2011

A controversial civil servant who almost sparked the fall of the fragile center-right coalition government over his outspoken remarks and far-right affiliations, has announced he is quitting the government post found for him. Ladislav Bátora announced Friday that he will leave the post of deputy chancellor at the minister of education's personal office.

Janeček: Public tender winners 'must strip naked'

Czech Position |
17 October 2011

Anticorruption Endowment founder Karel Janeček says MPs opposing draft anti-graft measures are lobbyists for ;corruptioneers'.

Analyst: New leftist political party could weaken Social Democrats

Radio Prague |
12 October 2011

At one time Jiří Paroubek was one of the most influential politicians in the country. Now, the former Social Democrat is moving to found a new party on the political Left, which could provide voters with a new alternative.

Ex-Czech PM Paroubek quits Social Democrats

Czech Position |
10 October 2011

Jiří Paroubek, the Social Democrat (ČSSD) leader between 2006 and 2010, is leaving to form a new National Socialist party.

Petr Bendl named agriculture minister

Czech Position |
7 October 2011

Petr Bendl was officially inaugurated as minister of agriculture by President Václav Klaus at the Prague Castle on Thursday afternoon. He replaces Ivan Fuksa who Prime Minister Petr Nečas fired on Tuesday, saying he was dissatisfied with his performance. Fuksa and practically all observers have said the decision was political and linked to Fuksa's alignment with Petr Tluchoř's faction within the Civic Democratic Party (ODS).

Former PM settles into new role

Prague Post |
7 October 2011

Topolánek discusses the agenda he'll push for district heating.

Karel Janeček: 'Václav Klaus gave blessing to theft'

Czech Position |
7 October 2011

Financier and anti-corruption campaigner says President Klaus plays down corruption and denies pilfering of state assets.

PM moving to limit foreign ministry's EU mandate

Czech Position |
7 October 2011

EU affairs and policies are increasingly integral to the domestic policies of member states; Czech PM Petr Nečas looks to set agenda.

Parties, state, 'colonized' by business interests

Czech Position |
7 October 2011

'Colonization' of political parties and the government reaches new heights, speakers at a conference on party financing say.

Klaus 'belittles' Janeček's anti-graft group

Czech Position |
5 October 2011

Why the Czech president called into question the credibility of 'quasi-charitable' anti-corruption foundation NFPK is unclear.

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