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Is Donald Duck the ideal Social Democrat leader?

Czech Position |
18 March 2011

The 36th conference of the left-wing Czech Social Democrats is set to take place March 18–19. One of the most important items on the agenda will be the election of a new party leader.

Extremist to become adviser to Education Minister

Romea |
17 March 2011

Ladislav Bátora, a controversial figure due to his activities in the extremist National Party and other matters, will become an adviser to Education Minister Josef Dobeš starting in April. The Czech daily Právo reported the news Wednesday, claiming it is from a reliable source.

Sobotka, not Hašek, likely new ČSSD leader

Czech Position |
16 March 2011

Bohuslav Sobotka's biggest rival to head the Social Democrats (ČSSD) is the young reformer Michal Hašek.

Prague 6 resorts to lies about Key Investments case

Czech Position |
11 March 2011

Representatives of the Prague 6 administration actively recommended dubious brokerage; now they deny anything of the sort happened.

Public Affairs seeks more debate on pension-overhaul plan

Bloomberg |
10 March 2011

The smallest ruling-coalition party, Public Affairs, wants more government negotiations on the planned overhaul of the pension system, a senior party official said yesterday.

We’d rather demolish Prague than give it away

Czech Position |
10 March 2011

The mayor has suggested tearing down a historically significant building, but this is just a distraction from real problems.

Czech MEP elected leader of Tories in European Parliament

The Telegraph |
9 March 2011

Jan Zahradil defeated Timothy Kirkhope, widely touted as the favourite to become chairman, and a Polish rival in a vote to find a new head of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group. The group had gone to the polls after the previous chairman, Polish MEP Michal Kaminski, quit following a spectacular falling out with his Law and Justice party.

Politicians agree on constitutional change giving public the right to elect president

The Canadian Press |
3 March 2011

The Czech governing coalition and a major opposition party say they have agreed on a constitutional change that would allow the general public to elect the nation's presidents — a privilege that currently belongs to Parliament. Representatives of the coalition and the Social Democrats said Wednesday the president would be elected in a two-round vote with the top two finishers advancing to the second round.

Poll: Ruling coalition losing its momentum

Czech Position |
2 March 2011

CVVM poll shows all three parties in the ruling coalition have lost support among voters while the left-wing bloc is gaining ground.

Ex-Minister Julínek returns to health sector

Czech Position |
2 March 2011

Ex-Health Minister and Senator Tomáš Julínek (ODS) is helping study ways for insurers to introduce nominal premiums.

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