Saturday, 20 October 2018

Politics

Political pundit: Cleansing within ČSSD was long overdue

Radio Prague |
6 August 2012

How serious a threat is this for the main opposition party and are we seeing a change of landscape on the political left? Political analyst Jiří Pehe explains.

Prague's new prosecutor

The Economist |
2 August 2012

IN a move backed by anti-corruption activists and the public, Pavel Blažek the Czech justice minister, appointed Lenka Bradáčová to head the Prague prosecutor's office on July 30th. Some optimists see this as a sign that decades of clientelist politics are coming to end. Others worry their political pasts may yet come back to haunt them.

Klaus backs embattled police president

Radio Prague |
19 July 2012

On Wednesday Mr Klaus met the police president at Prague Castle, expressed full support for him and clearly stated that attacks against the police official had to stop.

Czech PM Nečas survives his fourth confidence vote

Bloomberg |
19 July 2012

Prime Minister Petr Nečas survived a no-confidence vote yesterday, his fourth since taking power in 2010, as his coalition held together amid corruption allegations surrounding Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek. The opposition Social Democrats failed in their attempt to topple the Cabinet with 89 deputies voting in favor of the motion, short of the 101 ballots needed to oust the administration. Nečas asked for the support of lawmakers "who don't want political instability and want to continue with reforms."

Parliamentary immunity comes under renewed scrutiny

Radio Prague |
13 July 2012

Parliament on Wednesday voted to revoke the immunity of its deputy chairwoman, Vlasta Parkanová. While the case has been a matter of huge debate in recent weeks, the fact that the current lower house has now given up more of its members than any other has lead to a broader discussion on whether parliamentary immunity serves any useful purpose.

Why strategic fuel reserve body 'special accounts' remain secret

Czech Position |
12 July 2012

State auditors' reluctance to examine strategic SSHR's books is a legacy of MPs in power during the era of PM Mirek Topolánek.

Parliamentary committee recommends for Parkanová to be stripped of immunity

Radio Prague |
11 July 2012

Parliament's Mandate and Immunity Committee has advised deputies in the lower house to strip coalition MP Vlasta Parkanová of immunity. The former defence minister is suspected of abuse of public office and breach of trust in connection with a CZK 3.5 billion purchase of military planes during her term in office.

State visit of Republic of Azerbaijan's president

Leaders Magazine |
10 July 2012

State visit of Republic of Azerbaijan's president

Interview: Why Czech writer Jáchym Topol joined 'quixotic' Greens as Senate hopeful

Czech Position |
10 July 2012

The author of celebrated novels like 'Sister' (1994) and 'Nightwork' (2001) reveals he is a 'forest spirit' at heart.

Pavel Blažek to be named Czech justice minister

Czech Position |
3 July 2012

Set to be named justice minister, Pavel Blažek, known as 'Mr Invisible,' is the only ODS party vice chair not in government or parliament.

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