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Politics

Environment minister refuses to reveal how much top deputies earned

Czech Position |
20 March 2012

Tomáš Chalupa offers no explanation why his ministry has failed to reveal the salaries and bonuses paid to his top men.

Sen. Dienstbier's guerrilla campaign rattles Prague Social Democrats

Czech Position |
20 March 2012

Some charge a pamphlet from Sen. Jiří Dienstbier's camp attacking alleged clientelism within the Prague ČSSD stems from his national ambitions, not local concerns.

Foreign trips bring simmering gov't disharmony to boil

Czech Position |
20 March 2012

Vietnam to be bombarded with top Czech ministers who cannot — or will not — coordinate their foreign trips, despite the added expense.

Sixth head of EU funds at Education Ministry quits post

Czech Position |
15 March 2012

Education Minister Josef Dobeš' sixth head of EU funding announces her departure as fears for program financing soar.

Czech opposition ready to stage no confidence vote

Czech Position |
14 March 2012

While Prime Mnister Petr Nečas has been retreating from the threatened harsh austerity measures that sparked it, the main opposition Social Democrats have garnered the signatures needed to force a vote of no confidence in the government. ČSSD party leader Bohuslav Sobotka said 55 signatures, five more than required, had been obtained from lower house members of parliament with the vote like to take place next week.

Czech politicians offer different interpretations of left-wing landslide in Slovakia

Radio Prague |
13 March 2012

Voters in neighbouring Slovakia made a powerful statement at the weekend when they handed an overwhelming victory to the centre-left party SMER, which now has a strong enough mandate to form a single-party government. What that statement means though has been interpreted variously in the Czech Republic.

Economic diplomacy: real export help or a tour agency for minister's mates?

Czech Position |
9 March 2012

Ministry of Industry's vision of economic diplomacy boosting exports comes up against stiff resistance; a turf war is looming.

Communists a dilemma in Social Democrats' quest for power

Czech Position |
9 March 2012

Expert analyses conducted by the Interior Ministry point to insufficient grounds to draft a proposal suspending the KSČM's activities.

EU-Eastern Partnership talks held in Prague as Belarus stays away

RFE / RL |
6 March 2012

The first ex-communist countries to join the European Union are now working to help bring former Soviet republics closer to the EU.

Czech foreign minister: 'Putin prepared elections well'

Czech Position |
6 March 2012

The return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin for a third term as Russian president will not change Czech-Russian relations, nor Moscow's stance on Syria in the United Nations Security Council, Czech Foreign Minister and deputy prime minister Karel Schwarzenberg (TOP 09) said on Monday. "The elections turned out exactly as expected: the percentage was right, everything went according to plan," Schwarzenberg told ČTK on Monday.

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