Friday, 16 November 2018


Czech ex-PM Topolánek divorced. No Sarkozy-like show

aktuálně.cz |
23 February 2010

Mirek Topolánek, the leader of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and the former Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, is divorced. The district court in Prague 6 annulled his marriage to Pavla Topolánková Monday, during its second hearing on the issue.

Czech election season kicks off with calls for defenestration

The Wall Street Journal |
27 January 2010

In May, Czechs will likely head to polling rooms in the long-awaited general elections, but Tuesday the campaign season got underway with leading politicians making speeches at the start of the Czech parliament's 2010 plenary session.

Czech politicians struggle with the demands of campaigning online

Radio Prague |
7 January 2010

It appears that Czech politicians have discovered the power of the Internet. But while elsewhere the medium has revolutionized campaigning thanks to its interactivity, in the Czech Republic it has acquired the form of gauche New Years' greetings from politicians, boring web sites and fraudulent web pages ridiculing the politician or party in question.

Socialist medicine

15 December 2009

The Party of European Socialists (PES) kicked off its eighth congress in Prague last Monday, the same day the Copenhagen climate summit started.

Topolánek: Ready to serve on

10 November 2009

If the Chamber of Deputies makes important changes in the state budget for the next year, ODS Chairman Mirek Topolánek will have to take Jan Fischer’s Cabinet for a puppet government, and the most powerful party may consider the possibility of changing its present stance for that of pure opposition.

Interview: Václav Havel on US relations with central Europe

22 October 2009

Former Czech President Václav Havel talks in a wide-ranging RFE/RL interview about what he expects to hear from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden when he visits the Czech Republic this week.

PM Fischer outlines government's priorities for remainder of period in office

Radio Prague |
22 October 2009

Prime Minister Jan Fischer addressed the lower house on Wednesday, and outlined his caretaker government's major priorities for the coming months.

Klaus is crowning his triumphant crusade

20 October 2009

President Václav Klaus is definitely celebrating the biggest triumph of his political career. His blocking the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty forced European politicians to stand at attention and agonize over the question of how to satisfy Klaus.

Politicians only ask when we sha­ll decide

20 October 2009

Chairman of the Czech Constitutional Court Pavel Rychetský declined to comment on the latest condition set by President Klaus, who is demanding a so-called “opt-out clause” for the Czech Republic that would exclude property claims by Germans expelled from Czechoslovakia after World War II under the provisions of the Beneš Decrees.

To Russia with love: smiles all round as Czech President visits Moscow

Radio Prague |
16 October 2009

Radio Prague talked with Jiří Schneider of the Prague Security Studies Institute why President Klaus is so pro-Russian.

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