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  • 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.

  • Czech survivor cabinet hopes to lead EU

    News | EU Priorities 2020 23-10-2008

    Just 70 days before it assumes the EU Presidency, the Czech centre-right government scraped through another no-confidence vote ahead of crucial Senate elections this weekend.

  • Caretaker cabinet could steer Czech EU Presidency

    News | EU Priorities 2020 20-10-2008

    The Czech Republic's chances of assuming the EU Presidency with a caretaker cabinet in January 2009 are increasing after the leftist opposition's landslide victory in regional elections over the weekend.

  • Klaus re-election welcomed in Brussels

    News | Elections 18-02-2008

    Euro-sceptic incumbent Václav Klaus was re-elected as President of the Czech Republic on Friday (15 February), a development which was officially welcomed by the European Commission less than a year before the country takes its turn at the EU's helm.

  • Czech presidential election heads for new round

    News | Elections 11-02-2008

    Neither incumbent Václav Klaus nor challenger Jan Švejnar emerged victorious after three rounds of voting in the Czech presidential election over the weekend. Attention now shifts to February 15 when both candidates will contest another vote. (Based on reporting from EURACTIV Czech Republic).

  • Czech presidential election highlights sharp divide over EU

    News | Elections 08-02-2008

    The Czech parliament is set to elect the country's president today (8 February) in a contest which pits euro-sceptic incumbent Václav Klaus against pro-EU challenger Jan Švejnar. The election is largely seen as a choice between 'old' and 'new' visions of the country's future. With additional reporting from EURACTIV in Prague.