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Politics

Presidential hopeful sounds off

Prague Post |
29 Jun 2012

Former PM Jan Fischer details his 2013 campaign

Speculations rife about real reason behind justice minister’s fall

Radio Prague |
29 June 2012

The sudden dismissal of one of the most popular members of the government, Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil gave rise to intense speculation about the real motivation of the move.

'Mr Clean' sullies his reputation with justice minister's recall

Czech Position |
29 June 2012

Nečas should have supported Pospíšil's appeal for funds: an effective fight against the theft of state, EU funds would yield greater returns.

Reformist ODS Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil sacked over 'mismanagement'

Czech Position |
28 June 2012

The president has dismissed Justice Minister Jiří Pospíšil, acting on a request by Prime Minister Petr Nečas (ODS), who told a news conference on Wednesday he had lost confidence in his fellow party member's ability to manage the ministry and its finances. "The reason [for his dismissal] is the mismanagement of the ministry, especially in budgetary matters. All ministers are implementing painful cut, decreasing salaries and laying off people," Nečas told reporters.

Ex-PM Miloš Zeman has enough signatures to run for president

aktuálně.cz |
27 June 2012

Former Prime Minister Miloš Zeman officially announced his presidential candidacy yesterday.

Legal assessment on Parkanová case sparks fresh political controversy

Radio Prague |
27 June 2012

Former Defense Minister Vlasta Parkanová, who has come under suspicion of abusing her position in an overpriced military aircraft deal, has a loyal defender in Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek.

Prague 10 politicians resign over Key Investments probe

Czech Position |
27 June 2012

Prague 10 politicians resign due to questions over having entrusted public funds with opaque brokerage Key Investments.

Goldman Sachs' Vladimír Dlouhý to run for presidency as independent

Czech Position |
26 June 2012

The former minister of industry and trade must know he stands no chance of getting to Prague Castle, so why is he going forward?

Czech representative to EU: Two-speed Europe no longer taboo

aktuálně.cz |
14 June 2012

With the end of the EU debt crisis nowhere in sight, the term "two-speed Europe" is no longer a taboo for the bloc's leaders, Czech Republic'st Representative to the EU Milena Vicenová told Aktualne.cz.

MPs pass bill on direct presidential elections campaign spending

Czech Position |
14 June 2012

The draft law will now go to the upper house, the Senate, were it is also expected to pass by a comfortable majority.

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