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Interview with Senator and Deputy Mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou Dagmar Zvěřinová

Leaders Magazine |
24 November 2010

Interview with Dagmar Zvěřinová, Senator and Deputy Mayor of Žďár nad Sázavou.

German president skirts historical minefields on first visit since election

Radio Prague |
23 November 2010

German President Christian Wulff arrived in Prague on Monday for his first visit to the Czech Republic since becoming head of state. While overall relations between the two countries are rosy, the visit was to some extent overshadowed by history and is still expected to raise some thorny issues.

Czech corruption busting promise tested

The Wall Street Journal |
15 November 2010

Martin Barták, currently a non-elected deputy minister of finance and a former defense department official, has been publicly accused of seeking millions of dollars worth of bribes in government contracts.

Zdeněk Tůma and the trials of converting election victory into office

Radio Prague |
9 November 2010

TOP 09's mayoral candidate in Prague, Zdeněk Tůma, swept to victory in last month's local elections, pushing the right of centre Civic Democrats into second place in the city for the first time in 20 years with 30 percent of the vote.

Critics decry 'legislative emergency'

Prague Post |
5 November 2010

Gov't invokes special powers to push through austerity measures.

Klasnová: Politics still remains sort of a men's world

Leaders Magazine |
29 October 2010

Czech society wishes to have more women in politics. The women's attitude can bring more empathy and less "cockfighting" to the political scene, says Kateřina Klasnová, the Chamber Deputy Head and the Vice-Chairwoman of the Public Affairs.

Govt seeks speedy law approval process

The Wall Street Journal |
27 October 2010

The Czech reform-mind conservative government asked lawmakers to expedite the passage of austerity bills by Parliament through a fast-track process to prevent any stalling of the measures at the opposition-controlled upper house, Prime Minister Petr Nečas said Tuesday. "It's evident that the Czech Republic could face serious economic damage if these laws aren't going to take effect January 1," he told a televised news conference.

Přemysl Sobotka satisfied with political culture in Senate

Leaders Magazine |
27 October 2010

The fortune of the Senate is – except for some negligible exceptions – that people elected there excercise a much higher political culture than is standard of political life in this country, says defending speaker of the Senate Přemysl Sobotka.

Opposition vows to veto spending cuts after winning Senate control

Bloomberg |
25 October 2010

The Social Democrats vowed to veto cuts in welfare programs after securing a Senate majority in weekend elections, potentially delaying Prime Minister Petr Nečas's drive to narrow the budget deficit. The ČSSD won 12 races in run-off contests 22-23 October, giving them 41 seats in the 81-member Senate. The chamber, which must approve all legislation except the budget, had been controlled by Nečas's three-party coalition.

Experts divided on implications of vote

Prague Post |
22 October 2010

Districting scandal grows and threatens to nullify Prague results.

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