Saturday, 18 November 2017

Politics

Vít Klepárník of new think tank CESTA: left should no longer be a dirty word

Czech Position |
3 January 2012

A group of intellectuals felt that ever since the fall of communism, political discourse in the country has been dominated by a right-wing agenda, articulated by a number of liberal and conservative institutes. To provide alternatives and to oppose these views from a left-wing wing perspective, these intellectuals established in January a new political think-tank called Cesta, or Path.

Czech politics in 2011

Czech Position |
3 January 2012

Despite the coalition crisis and resignation of numerous ministers, can 2011 really be seen as an annus horribilis?

Czechs are Israel's best friends in the EU

Leaders Magazine |
30 December 2011

An interview with H.E. Yaakov Levy, Ambassador of Israel.

Education minister under fire after eight-day tenure of EU funds official

Czech Position |
30 December 2011

Calls for controversial education minister Josef Dobeš to resign follow the resignation of his top official responsible for EU funds after just eight days in the job.

Suverenita party's head Jana Bobošíková: I am an optimist

Leaders Magazine |
29 December 2011

A talk with Jana Bobošíková, chairwoman of the political party Suverenita, and former Member of the European Parliament.

Uneasy coalition carries on: 2011 in politics

aktuálně.cz |
29 December 2011

For the Czech Republic's three-member center-right government, the year 2011 was marked by another series of internal disputes, most of which were linked to Public Affairs, the coalition's smallest - and most troublemaking - member.

Czech communist leader sends condolences to North Korea

Czech Position |
27 December 2011

North Korean news agency reports Czech communist leader Vojtěch Filip sent condolences on leader Kim Jong-il's death.

Betting firms to lose control over billions – if Klaus doesn't play the veto card

Czech Position |
22 December 2011

Under the gambling law, funds for sport and culture would not longer be allocated by betting firms, which have embezzled millions.

Swiss misfired in seeking Czech help on Gripen bribery case

Czech Position |
22 December 2011

Swiss OECD official sparked diplomatic incident by claiming Czechs failed to answer request in Gripen jet fighter corruption probe.

No Medvedev or Putin at Havel's funeral? No Temelín contract for Russians!

Czech Position |
22 December 2011

The Information Institute (Informační institut), a Czech think tank founded in 2010 by, among others, economist and former government advisor Pavel Kohout, former police president Stanislav Novotný, and deputy chairman of the parliamentary subcommittee for energy Aleš Rádl (Civic Democrats, ODS), has issued a statement calling upon either President Dmitry Medvedev or Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to attend Václav Havel's funeral.

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