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Anti-corruption strategy reaps 'pathetic' results

Czech Position |
28 December 2010

If the government's new anti-corruption strategy were applied to the Drobil affair, the result would be poor, the NKÚ's Miloslav Kala says.

Prague mayor defends allegedly suspect CZK 20bn tender

Czech Position |
28 December 2010

The CZK 20 billion tender to renovate Prague's waste water treatment plant is under question in wake of the Environment Ministry scandal.

Hopping on austerity bandwagon: 2010 in politics

aktuálně.cz |
28 December 2010

The late-May legislative election in the Czech Republic took place amid the pan-European debt crisis and "Greek scare", which influenced heavily the electoral campaign.

Interview with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jiří Schneider,

Leaders Magazine |
22 December 2010

Interview with Jiří Schneider, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

No-confidence motion stains PM's image

The Wall Street Journal |
17 December 2010

The no-confidence motion against the three-party coalition government — freshly filed by the largest Czech opposition party Social Democrats, or ČSSD — is unlikely to pass because the center-right government has a comfortable majority of 118 parliamentary votes out of 200. It may, however, shatter Prime Minister Petr Nečas's image of a corruption buster.

Environment minister steps down amidst corruption scandal

Radio Prague |
16 December 2010

The Czech environment minister, Civic Democrat Pavel Drobil, has announced his resignation over a corruption scandal at the ministry. Mr Drobil's decision came hours after the daily Mladá fronta Dnes exposed practices aimed at channelling money from the ministry-controlled State Environmental Fund.

"Voter revolution" in Czech politics

The Budapest Times |
16 December 2010

The overwhelming trend in Czech politics in 2010 is what political analyst Jiří Pehe calls a "voters' revolution," even if that revolution remained stillborn at the ballot box.

Political greenhorn Jan Kalousek

Leaders Magazine |
15 December 2010

An interview with Jan Kalousek, a singer, composer and text writer who entered Czech politics as an independent candidate on the ODS ballot list for the Prague municipal elections earlier this year.

A talk with Culture Minister Jiří Besser

Leaders Magazine |
13 December 2010

Culture Minister Jiří Besser talks about 2011 budgetary cuts, the National Gallery head selection procedure and
the state-church property settlement.

Czech left launches court challenge of savings

Reuters |
9 December 2010

The Czech leftist opposition has filed an appeal with the Constitutional Court demanding that it strike down the government's key budget savings laws approved last month, party leaders said on Wednesday.

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