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Call for state funding of political parties to be halved

Radio Prague |
24 September 2009

Czech political parties have probably never been at a lower level of public estimation. So a proposal to halve the generous cash payments to parties by the state as part of the overall belt tightening looks like a popular and winning move. The only problem is that most of the parties do not to share the enthusiasm.

Europe must stand up for Georgia

Guardian.co.uk |
24 September 2009

Open letter: Twenty years after half of Europe was freed, a new wall is being built – across Georgia, say Václav Havel and others.

Czech leaders open way to tax hikes, spending cuts

Forbes.com / Reuters |
24 September 2009

Czech political parties are close to agreement on tax hikes and spending cuts proposed by the interim government in an attempt to halt the fast growth in the budget deficit, party leaders said on Wednesday. An agreement could arrest fast deterioration of the budget after the central European economy slumped into a recession, and prevent what the government said was a threat of a meltdown seen in Hungary last year.

Jan Mládek: ČEZ should give state more of its profits next year

By Zuzana Kubátová | Hospodářské noviny |
25 Sep 2009

The ČSSD's chief economist Jan Mládek talks about state-controlled energy giant ČEZ and the possibility of taking advantage of the company's profits.

Parties have an open space for saving measures

22 September 2009

The political crisis in the Czech Republic, exacerbated by the decision of Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Jiří Paroubek not to struggle for premature parliamentary elections, paradoxically increased chances of the country having a "reasonable" state budget in 2010.

US drops plans to base a missile defence system

aktuálně.cz |
18 September 2009

The U.S. administration shelved the missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic for good.

The great espionage

By Erik Tabery, Ondřej Kundra | Respekt |
15 Sep 2009

A behind-the-scenes look at the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.

Miloš Melčák: I was trying to help

By Zuzana Keményová | Hospodářské noviny |
10 Sep 2009

Even today, Deputy Miloš Melčák is convinced that his constitutional complaint has benefited the Czech Republic. However, he remains reticent about his next steps.

Lower house may vote on its dissolution 15 September

10 September 2009

The lower house of parliament may vote on its dissolution which is a way towards early elections in the current constitutional crisis during a new session next Tuesday.

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Surgical manoeuvres

By Marek Švehla, Tomáš Sachr | Respekt |
2 Sep 2009

Budget cuts are the solution to avoiding the woes of Hungary and Latvia.

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