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  • Czech elections: Towards renewed deadlock?

    News | Central Europe 28-05-2010

    On 28 and 29 May, parliamentary elections will be held in the Czech Republic. Along with the conservatives, social democrats and communists, two new parties will almost certainly get to the lower house of parliament. Yet the elections will probably lead to renewed deadlock, experts predict. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

  • Topolánek set to leave politics after new blunder

    News | Languages & Culture 30-03-2010

    Former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek, whose blunders during last year's Czech EU Presidency left a bitter after-taste, is set to leave politics after comments he made about gay people and Jews were quoted by the press in Prague.

  • Belgium seeks to close crises ahead of EU spell

    News | Elections 27-07-2009

    Perhaps learning from the Czech Republic's experience, Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy says he will strive to solve the country's internal tensions by mid-2010 in order to avoid potential problems during the country's EU presidency in the second half of the year.

  • Czech party’s EU campaign ‘not negative’, it says

    News | Public Affairs 06-05-2009

    The centre-right Civic Democrat party (ODS) of Czech Prime Minister-in-resignation Mirek Topolánek has refuted accusations that it is conducting a negative campaign against its Social Democratic (CSSD) opponents. But ODS posters clearly depict CSSD leaders as intending to "do harm and scaremonger".

  • Czech Left suffers from EU presidency troublemaking

    News | EU Priorities 2020 27-04-2009

    Although the Czech Social Democrats (?SSD) are leading opinion polls, the current political crisis may not bode well for them, as they have been criticised by a wide range of political parties for having caused the fall of the government halfway through the Czech EU Presidency, EURACTIV.cz reported.

  • Questions raised over Prague May summitry

    News | Med & South 15-04-2009

    The ousting of Mirek Topolánek is raising questions regarding a series of high-profile international meetings in Prague, as the Czech prime minister-in-resignation will still be the EU's official chair when the summits take place in early May.

  • Pessimism reigns as interim Czech PM is appointed

    News | Future EU 10-04-2009

    Czech President Václav Klaus, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the EU, yesterday (9 April) appointed economist Jan Fischer as prime minister, ahead of early elections due in October. But analysts and politicians predicted difficult times ahead. EURACTIV Czech Republic and EURACTIV France contributed to this article.

  • Czech party leaders agree on interim cabinet

    News | Elections 06-04-2009

    Leaders of the main Czech political parties agreed on Sunday to form an interim cabinet to run the country until an early election, probably in October, outgoing Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek said.

  • Czech press paints nightmare scenario for Lisbon Treaty

    News | Future EU 02-04-2009

    Czech President Václav Klaus might push through his own idea for a new cabinet, which could take "anti-EU" and other controversial steps aimed at killing the Lisbon Treaty in tune with the prominent Eurosceptic's views, a Czech commentator warned yesterday (1 April).

  • Czech govt to step down before end of EU presidency

    News | EU Priorities 2020 01-04-2009

    Ousted Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek said his government would step down before the end of the country's EU presidency in June, with technocrats taking over. Meanwhile, the parliament's upper house will vote on the Lisbon Treaty by early May and the chances of approval are relatively high, said politicians.

  • Czech opposition adopts EU discourse in upcoming elections

    News | EU Priorities 2020 18-03-2009

    'We are all Europeans' is the gist of the campaign manifesto published by the main oppsition Czech political parties for the upcoming European elections in June. Adopting the euro, ratifying the Lisbon Treaty, energy security and tackling of the economic crisis feature highly among the issues candidates will address in their campaign. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.

  • Sarkozy accused of hijacking Czech EU Presidency

    News | EU Priorities 2020 27-10-2008

    Weakened by electoral defeat over the weekend (24-25 October), the survivor Czech government came under attack from eurosceptic President Vaclav Klaus, who accused France of planning to "siphon" the Czech EU Presidency in the first half of 2009.

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