Saturday, 18 November 2017

Politics

Two polls paint divergent political landscapes

Czech Position |
18 May 2011

If elections were held now, SANEP sees six parliamentary parties and STEM just four; both pollsters find KDU-ČSL and VV on the edge.

Courting trouble at the Justice Ministry

Czech Position |
18 May 2011

Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil is under fire from political rivals seeking his post — and due to a highly energetic Supreme State Attorney.

Vít Bárta 'promised' MPs commissions on tenders

Czech Position |
18 May 2011

Secret document reveals the ex-transport minister and de facto VV leader promised close party associates commissions on public tenders.

PM Petr Nečas accepts resignation of his deputy in charge of fighting corruption

The Canadian Press/AP |
18 May 2011

Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas has accepted the resignation of his deputy Radek John. John — chairman of the junior coalition Public Affairs party — stepped down as interior minister last month to take over a newly created post of vice-premier in charge of fighting corruption.

Czech coalition threesome could break up in June

Czech Position |
17 May 2011

Public Affairs is not finding it easy to boost its public profile; if it were to leave the government, disillusioned supporters might return.

Pandur: Why was Dalík there, and other questions

Czech Position |
17 May 2011

Lobbyist Marek Dalík's presence at a meeting about Pandur APCs raises some questions about how military business is done.

TOP 09 calls on Chalupa to resign over Key Investments

Czech Position |
17 May 2011

TOP 09 calls on Environment Minister Tomáš Chalupa and Prague district mayors to resign over the Key Investments case.

More secret recordings rock Public Affairs

Czech Position |
16 May 2011

Junior coalition party VV faces yet another scandal over party finances and ethics after secret recordings are posted on the Internet.

Czech coalition tensions flare as cabinet aims to cut budget

Bloomberg |
13 May 2011

Czech government tensions flared again less than a month after the ruling coalition averted a breakup as party leaders bickered over personnel issues and an agenda that includes reducing the budget deficit.

New tactics of the John-Bárta tandem

Czech Position |
13 May 2011

Public Affairs will demand an equal share of power in the ruling coalition and their business allies will seek to increase their influence.

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