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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.

Zubová is leader of Czech Greens splinter party

+CTK |
30 Jun 2009

MP Olga Zubová has been elected the chairwoman of the Democratic Green Party (DSZ) and she will lead the party ahead of the October general elections.

'They told me to stay away from politics'

By Lenka Zlámalová, Tomáš Němeček | Hospodářské noviny |
29 Jun 2009

Politics is clearly something that interim PM Jan Fischer enjoys. But in an interview with Hospodářské noviny, he repeats several times that he does not want a political career.

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