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Fischer to debate big deficit with parties |
24 August 2009

The Czech prime minister will meet political leaders to agree on how to rein in the 2010 budget gap to 5% of gross domestic product, Finance Minister Eduard Janota was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Left says it would cut budget gap after election

Forbes/Reuters |
20 August 2009

The leading Czech leftist party on Wednesday agreed in principle to rein in a soaring budget gap after October elections, as the finance minister warned the country could otherwise go the way of crisis-stricken Hungary.

Eurosceptic senators employ new tactic to block Lisbon treaty

Radio Prague |
20 August 2009

A group of Eurosceptic senators are going to send a freshly announced petition to the Czech Constitutional Court, ahead of a challenge to the document itself.

MP pockets petrol money although she travels by train

By Jana Sotonová, Vojtěch Blažek | Hospodářské noviny |
29 Jul 2009

The state pays MPs large sums of money to cover their petrol bills even if they don't drive to work. This means some politicians get an additional CZK 250,000 or so on top of their salary each year. The state is losing millions.

It's no yolk: egg-faced politician plots revenge

4 June 2009

Czech opposition leader Jiří Paroubek, pelted with scores of eggs at a pre-election meeting last week, threatened on Wednesday to hurl eggs at any journalists writing about the incident.

Politicians fail to exploit Internet properly

13 August 2009

Political parties in the Czech Republic begin to assess the importance of the Internet. Besides their own websites they have been increasingly appearing on various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Czech Voters Mistrust All Top Politicians

Angus Reid Global Monitor |
11 August 2009

Few people in the Czech Republic express confidence in the country’s top political leaders, according to a poll by Factum Invenio. 30 per cent of respondents trust Karel Schwarzenberg, leader of the new conservative party TOP 09.

Czech election race starts, with economy at center

Reuters |
5 August 2009

Czech political rivals launched their campaigns on Tuesday for an October general election that will shape the country's response to the economic crisis and a fast-growing budget shortfall.

ČEZ will help ČSSD in campaign in exchange for carbon credits

By Luboš Kreč | Hospodářské noviny |
30 Jul 2009

The ČSSD will boast in their election campaign that they have prompted ČEZ to spend CZK 25 billion to help municipalities build small environmentally-friendly power stations.

Without a strong theme, the ČSSD grows nervous

28 July 2009

ČSSD members are afraid that the party will not succeed in the upcoming parliamentary elections and have already started looking for a scapegoat. Paroubek’s chair is nowhere near as stable as it used to be.

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