Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Greens, ODS fighting over Havel

aktuálně.cz |
18 May 2009

Twenty years after the fall of communism, former President Václav Havel, the face of the Velvet Revolution, is becoming the election triumph of a parliamentary party.

Klaus: New ministers are not experts coming out of nowhere

Hospodářské noviny |
8 Apr 2009

A day after government coalition parties agreed with the Social Democrats that statistical office head Jan Fischer should be the new prime minister, President Václav Klaus talked about the government crisis in an interview with Czech Radio.

Remarks of President Barack Obama

US Embassy in Prague |
6 Apr 2009

A transcript of the president's Sunday speech, provided by the Embassy of the United States in Prague.

Topolánek loses vote of no confidence

International Herald Tribune |
25 March 2009

The Czech government lost a parliamentary vote of no confidence Tuesday, suffering an embarrassing defeat midway through its presidency of the European Union and casting doubt on the country's ability to shepherd the world's biggest trading bloc during a time of economic crisis.

MP will push to topple government on Tuesday

23 March 2009

A Czech ruling party deputy piled pressure onto the minority government on Sunday when he said he would try to get two party defectors to vote with the opposition to oust the center-right administration. Should PM Mirek Topolánek's government fall after a no confidence vote on Tuesday it would also threaten Czech ratification of the EU's Lisbon treaty.

Outgoing Czech cabinet backs election this year

Fobres / Reuters |
15 April 2009

The outgoing Czech cabinet backed on Tuesday a bill allowing an election later this year.

Czech interim government's fate uncertain

Monsters and Critics / DPA |
8 April 2009

The fate of Czech Republic's interim government, due to take the helm of the European Union and bring the country to October early elections, appeared uncertain Tuesday after two small parties refused to participate.

New Czech PM: I feel no lobbyist pressure

By Marie Valášková | Hospodářské noviny |
6 May 2009

In an interview with Hospodářské noviny, PM designate Jan Fischer says he felt no pressure from the president or from lobbyists when filling ministry posts.

Topolánek: Right wing must unite

By Lenka Zlámalová, Petr Fischer | Hospodářské noviny |
20 Apr 2009

Outgoing PM Mirek Topolánek wants to form a broad alliance of right-leaning people. He is not ruling out a pre-election coalition with several smaller parties, he tells HN in an interview.

Rebels leaving the ODS, but the party stays disunited

7 April 2009

Vlastimil Tlustý and Jan Schwippel, the two MPs who voted against the government, are probably leaving the Civic Democrats. Both want to run for the Euroskeptical right-wing political movement in the upcoming European Parliamentary election in June.

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