Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Politics

Finance minister fined for unhappy slapping incident

Czech Position |
19 December 2011

A financial slap across the wrists (and not a punitive penalty) was doled out to FinMin Miroslav Kalousek for slapping a cheeky youth.

Czech foreign minister wears badge comparing Vladimir Putin to a dog

Czech Position |
19 December 2011

Karel Schwarzenberg is unapologetic after wearing a badge suggesting Russian PM Vladimir Putin should be adressed like a dog.

Catholic schism dragged into political battleground

Czech Position |
19 December 2011

Battle for political power and moral authority likely behind public spat between traditionalist Catholics, mainstream reformers.

Ex-PM's wife 'violated' law via holiday home buy

Czech Position |
16 December 2011

By purchasing a Greek holiday home with EUR 100,000 in cash, Petra Paroubková may have violated Czech anti-money laundering law.

PM Nečas plots defense of party leadership

Czech Position |
16 December 2011

The key test for the premier is how many delegates and votes he can count on at a fractious post-election party congress.

Police's management structures are rampant

Leaders Magazine |
15 December 2011

A talk with Jaroslav Hruška, 1st Deputy Minister of the Interior.

Central bank 'not independent' says ČSSD shadow minister

Czech Position |
15 December 2011

Social Democrat shadow minister Lubomír Zaorálek says ČNB governor is President Klaus' ideological ally.

Citizens a major step closer to electing their own president

Czech Position |
15 December 2011

The Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Parliament, voted on Wednesday in favour of a constitutional bill to introduce direct presidential elections for the first time in the history of the Czech Republic as an independent state. Following an hour and half debate the lower house of the parliament on Wednesday morning, 159 of the 192 deputies present voted in favour of the bill. The support of the main opposition party, the Social Democrats (ČSSD), was necessary because as a constitutional bill, a three-fifths majority was required.

Ex-PM Jiří Paroubek earns millions despite flagging book sales

Czech Position |
15 December 2011

Paroubek's books collect dust on the shelves of brick-and-mortar stores — but sell 'suspiciously well' via direct sales.

Alena Hanáková set to be culture minister as Ivo Mathé withdraws

Czech Position |
14 December 2011

MP Alena Hanáková is the sole candidate for culture minister following the exit of artists' choice, AMU rector Ivo Mathé.

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