Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Politics

President defends himself over ouzo remarks

Czech Position |
6 September 2011

President Václav Klaus has defended himself against accusations that he offended Greeks by dubbing them lazy ouzo drinkers, in an interview with a Czech newspaper. The Czech head of state's reported comments caused a stir when they reached the ears of Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou. But Klaus says his general comments about the problems of the single currency euro-zone were not aimed directly at Greece. Whatever the version, Klaus' comments about debt-burdened and deficit-challenged Greece have clearly offended.

Jana Bobošíková and the reset on the right

Czech Position |
6 September 2011

Suverenita Party head Jana Bobošíková talks about a shake-up on the right amid speculation about what role President Klaus may play.

Weaknesses exposed in president's attack on gov't foreign policy

Czech Position |
5 September 2011

President Klaus attacked government's Foreign Policy Concept for not addressing specific themes and being too European-centered.

TOP 09 ministers to return to Cabinet after Bátora deal

Czech Position |
31 August 2011

Leader of TOP 09 Karel Schwarzenberg announces return of the party's main ministers to Cabinet meetings following Bátora transfer.

Ex-PM Topolánek may take top spot at heating plant association

Czech Position |
26 August 2011

Former Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek (ODS) is a strong candidate to head the country's District Heating Association executive board.

Analyst: Bátora affair just pretext for gov't crisis

Czech Radio |
25 August 2011

Some argue that Bátora is not the real issue at all, and that the scandal is being exploited by TOP 09 for its own political ends.

Tax reforms pushed through without architect

Czech Position |
25 August 2011

The government passed a raft of tax reform measures with an expected battle not taking place as TOP 09 ministers boycotted the Cabinet meeting.

Prague 'fat cats' fly to Penta boss' Greek villa

Czech Position |
24 August 2011

Prague 10 Mayor Richter, lobbyists Hrdlička and Janoušek reportedly being hosted on Crete by Penta Investments boss Dospiva.

ODS calls for cool down in row threatening gov't

Czech Position |
24 August 2011

Civic Democrats (ODS) call for coalition partners to cool down Schwarzenberg–Bátora row before it leads to government's collapse.

Vít Bárta ask MPs to lift his immunity, will face bribery charges

Czech Position |
24 August 2011

Two days prior to a meeting of the lower house of Parliament's Mandate and Immunity Committee to discuss a request by police to remove his immunity, Vít Bárta, the de facto leader of the third party in the governing coalition, (Public Affairs, VV), has requested parliament to vote to oblige the request.

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