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Socialist Vice-Chair first defends xenophobic slogan, then calls for it to go

15 September 2010

Bohuslav Sobotka, the Vice-Chair of the Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) has been waffling in his response to the campaign being run by the local ČSSD organization in Most.

Nečas draws fire over human rights moves

Prague Post |
10 September 2010

Kocáb forced out after premier names new adviser.

Klaus tells Chamber strong govt majority presents rare chance to implement reforms

Radio Prague |
8 September 2010

On Tuesday morning Václav Klaus addressed deputies in the lower house of the Czech Parliament, stating that the new government's strong majority created an opportunity for economic reform that may not come again.

Political pundit's recipe for election success

Radio Prague |
7 September 2010

Political analyst Jiří Pehe talks about in what way this election campaign may differ from previous ones.

Human Rights Commissioner rejects government's claim he has resigned

Romea |
2 September 2010

Wednesday cabinet spokesperson Martin Kupka informed the Czech Press Agency that Czech PM Petr Nečas had accepted the resignation of Czech Human Rights Commissioner Michael Kocáb, who would be leaving office on 15 September. Kocáb has now rejected reports of his resignation, saying they must be based on a misunderstanding which he must now clear up with Nečas.

Environment Ministry gets rid of former NGO activists

Radio Prague |
30 August 2010

In just a few months, the Czech Environment Ministry has gotten rid of a number of officials who had in the past worked for environmental NGOs. The new minister, Civic Democrat Pavel Drobil, who was initially honed for the post of industry and trade minister, said he wanted to steer the ministry away from ideology.

Critics decry Barták appointment

Prague Post |
27 August 2010

Former defense minister tied to shady arms deals takes a position at Finance Ministry.

John under investigation for corruption

Prague Post |
30 July 2010

Interior minister calls allegations of overcharging clients 'absurd'.

Czech central banker, corruption fighter put squeeze on conservatives

The Wall Street Journal |
19 July 2010

After almost two decades of a dominant role in Prague politics, the Czech Republic's conservative Civic Democrat party, stands on the precipice.

Czech politics turns noble as aristocrats seek parliament seats

The Wall Street Journal |
15 July 2010

More and more Czechs with aristocratic roots are thinking or actively trying to get into local politics by either running for posts in the Senate or local councils.

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