Thursday, 19 July 2018

Politics

Senate agrees to 'strip firms naked': feeble attempt or cure for corruption?

Czech Position |
10 January 2012

Questions surround two proposed changes to the amendment to the Public Procurement Act approved by the Senate.

Deficit-cutting laws taken to court by opposition party

Bloomberg |
6 January 2012

Social Democrats, the country's largest opposition party, filed a complaint at the Constitutional Court against several government laws aimed at cutting the budget deficit.

PM's advisor envisions 'parliament' of scientists

Czech Position |
6 January 2012

Gov't council for research to tackle the science budget, revamp the Technological Agency, and form the sector's priorities.

Would electing a president directly be a fatal mistake?

Czech Position |
5 January 2012

Constitutional law specialist Jan Kysela worries directly electing a president would create a new power base and further weaken the gov't.

Highway robbery: ŘSD money trail leads to Cyprus

Czech Position |
4 January 2012

Huge kickbacks from dodgy deals at roads directorate ended in Cyprus firm, may have funded political campaigns, HN says.

Ex-finance minister forgave alleged criminals' tax debt

Czech Position |
4 January 2012

A wiretap indicated ex-FinMin Vlastimil Tlustý was to receive CZK 3 million for forgiving the CZK 12 million in taxes owed by Setuza, HN says.

Gov't unlikely to survive 2012

aktuálně.cz |
3 January 2012

The government is bound to fall withing few weeks, Transparency International's prognosis based on corruption indexes of EU member states says.

HN: Public Affairs wants higher taxes

Reuters |
3 January 2012

Public Affairs, the smallest party in the ruling coalition, wants to raise income taxes, Hospodářské noviny reported, citing Prime Minister Petr Nečas.

Vít Klepárník of new think tank CESTA: left should no longer be a dirty word

Czech Position |
3 January 2012

A group of intellectuals felt that ever since the fall of communism, political discourse in the country has been dominated by a right-wing agenda, articulated by a number of liberal and conservative institutes. To provide alternatives and to oppose these views from a left-wing wing perspective, these intellectuals established in January a new political think-tank called Cesta, or Path.

Czech politics in 2011

Czech Position |
3 January 2012

Despite the coalition crisis and resignation of numerous ministers, can 2011 really be seen as an annus horribilis?

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