Friday, 24 May 2019

Politics

Jiří Pospíšil: The minister's problem could be the ODS

Czech Position |
6 April 2011

Most lawyers polled by Czech Position said Jiří Pospíšil is doing a good job as minister of justice.

Spilled gravy in the lobbies of power

Respekt |
5 April 2011

The spreading cash-for-amendments affair at the European Parliament is a juicy one, for sure. Three members agreed to accept money from journalists posing as banking lobbyists, Britain's Sunday Times wrote.

How to get CZK 650 million from Key Investments: a hopeless challenge?

Czech Position |
4 April 2011

Prague districts are taking different — and uncoordinated — paths to try to redeem their money invested with Key Investments.

Vondra becomes a political liability

Prague Post |
1 April 2011

Defense Minister remains in place, at center of government infighting.

Majority still wants Vondra to exit the political stage

Czech Position |
29 March 2011

The anger of the Czech public at Alexandr Vondra over the ProMoPro affair shows little sign of abating; most still want him to step down.

Battlefield report: General Nečas lacks ammunition

Czech Position |
29 March 2011

The largest coalition party, the ODS, faces two fundamental problems: limited access to the levers of power and a weak leader.

Barták resigns as deputy finance minister

Czech Position |
29 March 2011

FM Miroslav Kalousek said the investigation involving ex-defense minister Martin Barták over attempted bribery has been protracted.

ČSSD regain Senate majority

Czech Position |
28 March 2011

The main opposition Social Democrats (ČSSD) have regained a majority in Senate with the election of Jiří Dienstbier Jr. to the seat representing Kladno left vacant after the death in January of his father, the country's first post-communist foreign minister. With Dienstbier's victory, the ČSSD now have 41 seats in the 81-seat upper house of Parliament. Although the Senate has the power to veto legislation, the center-right coalition has a comfortable majority of 118 seat in the 200-seat Chamber of Deputies.

Poll: Communists take third place as TOP 09 drops

Czech Position |
25 March 2011

The two left-wing parties in Parliament now hold first and third place in voter preference; Public Affairs shows monthly biggest gain.

Coalition crisis looms amid calls for Vondra to go

Czech Position |
25 March 2011

Seemingly unimpressed by Defense Minister Alexandr Vondra's (Civic Democrats, ODS) explanation Thursday of his role in the ProMoPro affair, TOP 09 parliamentary group chairman Petr Gazdík and the party's deputy chairman, Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek, have called for Vondra to resign voluntarily or be forced to step down. Gazdík said this was imperative to restore trust in the center-right coalition government, of which TOP 09 and Public Affairs (VV) are junior coalition partners.

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