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Human Rights Commissioner rejects government's claim he has resigned

Romea |
2 September 2010

Wednesday cabinet spokesperson Martin Kupka informed the Czech Press Agency that Czech PM Petr Nečas had accepted the resignation of Czech Human Rights Commissioner Michael Kocáb, who would be leaving office on 15 September. Kocáb has now rejected reports of his resignation, saying they must be based on a misunderstanding which he must now clear up with Nečas.

Environment Ministry gets rid of former NGO activists

Radio Prague |
30 August 2010

In just a few months, the Czech Environment Ministry has gotten rid of a number of officials who had in the past worked for environmental NGOs. The new minister, Civic Democrat Pavel Drobil, who was initially honed for the post of industry and trade minister, said he wanted to steer the ministry away from ideology.

Critics decry Barták appointment

Prague Post |
27 August 2010

Former defense minister tied to shady arms deals takes a position at Finance Ministry.

John under investigation for corruption

Prague Post |
30 July 2010

Interior minister calls allegations of overcharging clients 'absurd'.

Czech central banker, corruption fighter put squeeze on conservatives

The Wall Street Journal |
19 July 2010

After almost two decades of a dominant role in Prague politics, the Czech Republic's conservative Civic Democrat party, stands on the precipice.

Czech politics turns noble as aristocrats seek parliament seats

The Wall Street Journal |
15 July 2010

More and more Czechs with aristocratic roots are thinking or actively trying to get into local politics by either running for posts in the Senate or local councils.

Klaus says active politicians creating nervous markets

The Washington Post |
14 July 2010

Talking to Bloomberg's Sara Eisen on July 10 in Siena, Italy, president Václav Klaus said active politicians are creating "nervous" markets in Europe.

President swears in new Czech "reform" government

Radio Prague |
14 July 2010

A new Czech centre-right government made up of the Civic Democrats, TOP 09 and Public Affairs was sworn in by the president in a ceremony at Prague Castle Tuesday.

Female Czech MPs pose for calendar |
13 July 2010

Female members of the Czech parliament have posed for a glamorous calendar to highlight the growing presence of women in Czech politics.

Cracks in governing coalition already show

Prague Post |
9 July 2010

Recent days raise questions about government's long-term stability.

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