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Politics

Topolánek: Right wing must unite

By Lenka Zlámalová, Petr Fischer | Hospodářské noviny |
20 Apr 2009

Outgoing PM Mirek Topolánek wants to form a broad alliance of right-leaning people. He is not ruling out a pre-election coalition with several smaller parties, he tells HN in an interview.

Rebels leaving the ODS, but the party stays disunited

CBW |
7 April 2009

Vlastimil Tlustý and Jan Schwippel, the two MPs who voted against the government, are probably leaving the Civic Democrats. Both want to run for the Euroskeptical right-wing political movement Libertas.cz in the upcoming European Parliamentary election in June.

Rebel MPs to join Libertas.cz and run in EP elex

aktuálně.cz |
1 April 2009

Two Czech MPs that helped the Social Democrats topple Topolánek's government are likely to join the recently newly formed right-wing party Libertas.cz. They also intend to run in the European Parliament election.

EU presidency: Not happy with some Israeli policies

Reuters |
1 April 2009

The Czech EU presidency is not happy with some Israeli policies and an EU-Israel summit is unlikely to take place in the next three months, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said on Tuesday.

Party leaders agree to early election

New York Times/Reuters |
30 March 2009

Leaders of the two biggest political parties agreed that the Czech Republic should hold an early election, a first step to overcoming a political crisis brought on by a no-confidence vote in the government. ČSSD chairman Jiří Paroubek was quoted as saying he had agreed with outgoing PM Mirek Topolánek on holding an election in October, but Topolánek's spokeswoman said the date had not been determined.

Schwarzenberg warns against war on Iran

FARS NEWS AGENCY |
3 December 2008

Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg called on Israel to give up harsh rhetoric against Iran, and described armed action or war against the Islamic Republic as a "catastrophe".

Radar voting postponed until spring

By Tereza Nosálková |
Hospodářské noviny |
23 Oct 2008

The radar agreement has reached the lower house, but MPs are not expected to vote on the stationing before the end of the year or more likely in the spring.

Road open for Communists

By Petr Weikert |
Hospodářské noviny |
26 Mar 2009

Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek wants to form a new government after losing the no confidence vote yesterday. He said it is the only option of keeping the Communists out.

Klaus plays down govt's fall

EUbusiness.com/AFP |
26 March 2009

President Václav Klaus Wednesday played down the significance of the fall of the Czech government, half way through the country's EU presidency. "The fall of the government is not something unknown or catastrophic in a constitutional system that works," he said in a brief address at his official residence in Prague. He said the situation "will be resolved" with "no overturning of our orientation adopted in November" 1989, when the communist regime was toppled.

Analysts view: Czech government loses no-confidence vote

REUTERS |
25 March 2009

"There are two things: One is that the role of President Klaus has been strengthened," Jiří Pehe, political analyst, said on Tuesday.

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