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Yushchenko in Prague: Eastern Partnership no substitute for EU membership

Radio Prague |
25 March 2009

On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko began a two-day official visit to the Czech Republic. At a joint briefing with his Czech counterpart, Václav Klaus, Mr Yushchenko called for increased ties between Kiev and the EU, and insisted that this January’s gas crisis was not of his own doing.

Savoy secret meeting: support of president on agenda

Aktuálně.cz |
23 March 2009

Only a year after a meeting between chief of presidential office Jiří Weigl and a controversial lobbyist Miroslav Šlouf one thing becomes clear: the reason for their meeting was the 2008 presidential election. Both have denied this fact up until now.

ČSOB's Sedláček might be new finance minister

By Petr Holub |
Aktuálně.cz |
7 Jan 2009

Tomáš Sedláček (Courtesy)

ČSOB macroeconomic strategist Tomáš Sedláček says he would accept post of finance minister.


Four ministers fired in government reshuffle

International Herald Tribune/AP |
13 January 2009

Jiří Čunek (ČTK)

Regional Development Minister Jiří Čunek will leave the cabinet along with Minister without Portfolio Džamila Stehlíková, Transportation Minister Aleš Řebíček and Health Minister Tomáš Julínek.

Klaus: What's the problem? That I'm right?

By Petr Šimůnek |
Hospodářské noviny |
5 Jan 2009

President Václav Klaus talks to Hospodářské noviny about the Czech EU presidency and the dangers of the Lisbon Treaty.

Opposition claims landslide election victory

By Kristina Alda |
Prague Daily Monitor |
20 Oct 2008

The opposition ČSSD crushed the ruling ODS in the October 17-18 regional elections, winning in all 13 regions.

Kristina Alda is the Monitor's managing editor. She likes writing about buildings and public space.
You can reach her at You can read more of her stories here.

Obama clarifies missile statement

Washington Times |
4 March 2009

"Russia needs to understand our unflagging commitment to the independence and security of countries like Poland and the Czech Republic," Obama said, after a meeting in the White House with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. (ČTK)"Russia needs to understand our unflagging commitment to the independence and security of countries like Poland and the Czech Republic," Obama says. (ČTK)

US President Obama on Tuesday sought to reassure eastern European allies who have grown uneasy with signals that the new US president may back off of a planned missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic.

New party uses internet to choose euro-elex leaders

Aktuálně.cz |
16 March 2009

The Party of Free Citizens is using the internet to choose their candidates for the upcoming European Parliament election.

Foreign Min: NATO challenges include a confident Russia

13 March 2009

The myriad of challenges the North Atlantic Treaty Organization faces today includes an increasingly self-assured Russia, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg said Thursday.

Poll: Czechs prefer Paroubek over Topolánek

Aktuálně.cz |
11 March 2009

But according to the same survey, 32% of respondents would vote for the ODS, while 29% would vote for the ČSSD.

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