Monday, 23 July 2018


"Voter revolution" in Czech politics

The Budapest Times |
16 December 2010

The overwhelming trend in Czech politics in 2010 is what political analyst Jiří Pehe calls a "voters' revolution," even if that revolution remained stillborn at the ballot box.

Political greenhorn Jan Kalousek

Leaders Magazine |
15 December 2010

An interview with Jan Kalousek, a singer, composer and text writer who entered Czech politics as an independent candidate on the ODS ballot list for the Prague municipal elections earlier this year.

A talk with Culture Minister Jiří Besser

Leaders Magazine |
13 December 2010

Culture Minister Jiří Besser talks about 2011 budgetary cuts, the National Gallery head selection procedure and
the state-church property settlement.

Czech left launches court challenge of savings

Reuters |
9 December 2010

The Czech leftist opposition has filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court demanding that it strike down the government's key budget savings laws approved last month, party leaders said on Wednesday.

An interview with Peter Tluchoř, ODS Deputy Group Head of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament

Leaders Magazine |
26 November 2010

An interview with Peter Tluchoř, the ODS Deputy Group Head of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic.

A talk with Zdeněk Tůma, TOP 09 party frontrunner for Lord Mayor of Prague

Leaders Magazine |
25 November 2010

A talk with Zdeněk Tůma, TOP 09 party frontrunner for Lord Mayor of Prague.

Interview with Senator and Deputy Mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou Dagmar Zvěřinová

Leaders Magazine |
24 November 2010

Interview with Dagmar Zvěřinová, Senator and Deputy Mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou.

German president skirts historical minefields on first visit since election

Radio Prague |
23 November 2010

German President Christian Wulff arrived in Prague on Monday for his first visit to the Czech Republic since becoming head of state. While overall relations between the two countries are rosy, the visit was to some extent overshadowed by history and is still expected to raise some thorny issues.

Czech corruption busting promise tested

The Wall Street Journal |
15 November 2010

Martin Barták, currently a non-elected deputy minister of finance and a former defense department official, has been publicly accused of seeking millions of dollars worth of bribes in government contracts.

Zdeněk Tůma and the trials of converting election victory into office

Radio Prague |
9 November 2010

TOP 09's mayoral candidate in Prague, Zdeněk Tůma, swept to victory in last month's local elections, pushing the right of centre Civic Democrats into second place in the city for the first time in 20 years with 30 percent of the vote.

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