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Czech EU Presidency 2009

73 posts
Sweet 'n' sour legacy of the Czech EU Presidency NEW
Dr. Sean's Diary 5 Years, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
A sad little footnote to the Czech Presidency of the EU. Právo reports that three tonnes of sugar lumps complete with individual wrappings with Czech Presidency logo and slogan - We'll Sweeten Europe (if only, but a Czech did invent the sugar lump i...
Farage on the Czech Presidency NEW
England Expects 5 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
What Mr Barroso forgets of course is that the Treaty takes the flag away, in order to get the Dutch to refuse a second referendum. So why is he flying that flag?
The Czech EU-Council Presidency (16): The eurotechnocrat's summary NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
"Personally, it felt like 6 month lost, when we would have need[ed] a strong leadership in time of an major economic crisis and an important election. Really hope the Swedish do a better job."Source: The Eurotechnocrat...
Czech Presidency looks good [Jiří Suchomel] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Well, not these days… But that’s not what I want to write about. By „look“ I mean well-done visual identity of the Czech Presidency. Yes, those colourful letters. I remember the day before Mirek Topolánek and his team presented logo of...
The galactic wit of space cadet Mirek Topolanek NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 5 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
When he’s not busy lashing out at American economic policies, the free-falling Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek can always give free rein to the other side of his personality - mordant central European humour. Here’s an example from a...
Moscow toppled the EU presidency? NEW
Poland in the EU - Dominika Pszczolkowska (Gazeta Wyborcza) 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
The Czech president Vaclav Klaus is under the influence of the Russians. Moscow is trying to weaken the Czech presidency and the whole EU in consequence.This is the theory of a Czech analyst Lukas Pachta, interviewed today on  EurActiv. I have no i...
Vaclav Klaus in charge of the EU? NEW
Poland in the EU - Dominika Pszczolkowska (Gazeta Wyborcza) 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The Czech presidency might be in even more trouble than expected. We might get a Klaus man heading it instead of prime minister Topolanek. As recently as yesterday morning the danger didn't seem real. Mr. Topolanek and deputy prime minister Aleksand...
Czech chutzpah NEW
Behind the Scenes - Honor Mahony (EUobserver) 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
My, oh my. What an unseemly institutional mess for the European Union. Its presidency has been hijacked by Czech domestic politics, meaning the bloc is now being run by a lame-duck caretaker government. But not a particularly chastened one. Despite h...
Collapse of Czech government shows weakness in EU NEW
The Federal Union blog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 18 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The latest news from the Czech Republic, famously that faraway country of which we know little, is that its government has collapsed. In a vote in the Czech parliament yesterday, the government of prime minister Mirek Topolánek lost a confidence vo...
Does Topolánek have no shame? NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 20 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Sorry to go on about the Czechs again, but they provide so much ammunition. Topolánek: your government has just fallen in the middle of the EU Presidency, the very same Presidency that has already stumbled from gaffe to gaffe, and then you make an a...
Knives are out for a tottering Czech EU presidency NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The knives were well and truly out for Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek at the European Parliament this morning. Topolanek, blaming the fall of his government on Tuesday on his domestic Social Democrat opponents, blithely assured legislators in...
The Czech EU-Council Presidency (14): Collapse!!!! NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 5 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
The Czech government yesterday lost a vote of no confidence by 101 of 200 votes. This means, more or less, that the EU presidency collapses.What a mess: In times of crisis, a new EU member state loses its government and the EU its de lege leadership,...
The Czech presidency wasn't bad. Up to now NEW
Poland in the EU - Dominika Pszczolkowska (Gazeta Wyborcza) 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 14 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Czech presidency was criticised like no other I can remember, even before it began. But actually it was not bad. Unfotunately that is likely to change now.As you probably know by now, the government of prime minister Mirek Topolanek has fallen. I...
Czech Republic: fail NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
So the inevitable has happened - the government has fallen in Czech Republic. 101 of the 200 deputies voted against Topolánek’s administration, as reported by PA. So what happens now? According to Czech left-ish daily Právo (part translated b...
Are the Czechs heading for the worst Presidency ever? NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
Euractiv is today reporting that the Czech government might be on its last legs, with 2 rebel MPs threatening to bring down Mirek Topolánek’s administration. One of the rebels, Vlastimil Tlusty, said the government had made errors and it was t...
The Czech EU-Council Presidency (13): Absence in times of the crisis NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
From eurotopics:"Martin Schulz, chairman of the Socialist group in the European Parliament, has called the Czech EU Council presidency a "total washout". The Prague business paper Hospodářské noviny can only agree: "It seems it's too much to ask o...
"Es schwächt das Vertrauen der anderen EU-Staaten in die Tschechische Republik" NEW
Ein europäischer Bürger 5 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
DerStandard hat ein gutes Interview mit Michael Kocab, der Vertreter der Tschechische Republik.Er spricht ueber seinen Praesident und Euroskepticismus:"Manches, was Staatspräsident Klaus sagt, ist leider tatsächlich so stark, dass es das Vertrauen...
He is a very colourful person… [Jiří Suchomel] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
I’m surprised that there are only two posts about Václav Klaus’s speech in the European Parliament. I have finally seen the complete record, so I’m going to be the third. First of all, I would like to explain that Václav Klaus is...
Kaczyński or Klaus not welcome at EU summit? NEW
Poland in the EU - Dominika Pszczolkowska (Gazeta Wyborcza) 5 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Who is more unwelcome at the EU summit in Brussels this Sunday? Is it the Polish president Lech Kaczyński or the Czech president Vaclav Klaus?For those following the backroom deals in the EU this is the rather amusing question today. The Czech gove...
Where is the video of Klaus’ speech? (updated: here it is!) NEW
Brusselsblogger 5 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
I went to Europarl TV this weekend to watch the speech of Czech President Klaus in the European Parliament. But to my surprise I didn’t find any full video of the speech. The only material available in this context on Europarl TV is a short edi...
Speech of President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus in the European Parliament NEW
Brusselsblogger 5 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Given the reactions by MEPs and in the European press I am reproducing the full text of the Speech of Czech President Václav Klaus in the European Parliament last week. I am still looking for found a video of the speech, please let me know if you fi...
Achtung: Mogelpackung! NEW
Europa-Transparent 5 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Die mutige und richtungs-weisende Rede des tschechischen Staatsprä-sidenten Václav Klaus vor dem Europaparlament und das mündliche Verfahren vor dem 2. Senat des Bundesverfas-sungsgerichtes in Karlsruhe mit kritischen Fragen zum Vertrag von Lissab...
On being frank NEW
Behind the Scenes - Honor Mahony (EUobserver) 5 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Does the Czech Republic have the most difficult EU presidency ever? It certainly looks that way. Just what country would choose to be saddled with the twin pressures of trying to keep the lid on economic nationalism and on French president Nicolas Sa...
What is the Czech Presidency thinking? NEW
PES - manifesto 2009 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 12 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
The Czech Presidency appears to be determined to continue to question EU childcare targets despite strong opposition from many EU Governments and the European Parliament. In its response to the European Parliament, the Czech Presidency equates publi...
Czech president shakes up the EU Parliament... NEW
Erkan's field diary 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 15 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
It is now certain that the Czechs encolor the otherwise boring EU politics. His recent speech in the EU Parliament was sensational as the roundup shows.. In the roundup there is more about the EU- as usual......
When MEPs heckle, jeer and walk out [Eamonn Fitzgerald] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 17 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
“The present decision making system of the European Union is different from a classic parliamentary democracy, tested and proven by history. In a normal parliamentary system, part of the MPs support the government and part support the oppositio...
Saving Democracy by abolishing the Parliament NEW
Re:Europa 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, gave a speech yesterday, in front of the European Parliament. Vaclav Klaus has always been rather outspoken in his opposition to the European Project. So the speech contained not much new. But it is a ni...
Mr Klaus, are you joking? [Nikola RICHTER] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
When Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, spoke at the European Parliament on January 20, many Members of Parliament left. This does not happen very often, so I wanted to know more about it and set out to find out about his true spirit in his speech. I...
Czech president compares EU to communists | FP Passport NEW
blog.foreignpolicy.com, 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 10 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Klaus, and levels of decision making NEW
The European Citizen 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Czech President Klaus addressed the European Parliament yesterday, to tell them that the directly elected body is essentially anti-democratic."Are you really convinced that every time you take a vote, you are deciding something that must be decided h...
Czech what you say Mr Klaus NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Yesterday in a formal sitting of the full European Parliament we were treated, or rather subjected, to a speech by the Czech President Vaclav Klaus, whose country currently holds the rotating six-month presidency of the European Union.Mr Klaus launch...
Vaclav Klaus: sad, old Dude! NEW
Re:Europa 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
I do not have them time right now to write about it, but I intend to excerpt the speech of Vaclav Klaus tomorrow.
The European Parliament’s hour of entertainment NEW
Behind the Scenes - Honor Mahony (EUobserver) 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
The stage was set. He of no-EU-flag-on-my-castle fame was in town and the European Parliament was prepared to quiver with moral outrage. Vaclav Klaus, Czech EU president and dependable supplier of anti-EU commentary, is the politician Europe-loving M...
Amazing how when you are in t he middle of things you cannot actually do anything NEW
England Expects 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Everybody and his dog seems to have put posts up about Vaclav Klaus's speech to the European Parliament today. Sorry I was so remiss, but better minds were at work, so enjoy them.One little nugget was the response of Hans-Gert Poettering which includ...
Klaus's rant raises the noise level but loses the argument NEW
Richard Corbett 5 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The Czech President Vaclav Klaus today spouted a set of standard eurosceptic clichés in his disappointing and frankly embarrassing diatribe to the European Parliament today. While some MEPs (including Czechs)left the chamber in disgust, most sat in...
Mirek Topolánek : European Harmony – Conductor or metronome? [Stergios MAVRIKIS] NEW
Think About It - EU Blog Competition 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
In the latest JMECE Lab newsletter we have the honour to include an article written exclusively for the JMECE Lab (www.jmecelab.com) by Mirek Topolánek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, EU presidency of the European Union between January and Ju...
Informal EU Summit NEW
European Union Law 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 14 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
The Czech Presidency of the European Union has called an informal meeting of heads of state and government of EU states in Brussels on March 1. According to Mr. Topolanek, the aim of the summit is to assess the efficiency of measures taken so far und...
The Czech EU-Council Presidency (12): EU representation in less than 50% of third countries NEW
Julien Frisch 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 24 Minutes ago
What is the difference between a large country and a smaller country holding the EU Council Presidency?Well, one of the differences is that smaller countries usually have less diplomatic representations spread all over the world.Since the country hol...
French-Czech row plunges EU into an abyss of disunity NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 5 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 17 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The bad feeling between France and the Czech Republic is finally out there for everyone to see. For anyone who likes their European Union united, it is not a pretty sight. Suspicion was in the air even before the Czechs took over the EU’s rot...
Entropa - adevarata Europă? NEW
Casa Europei Cluj-Napoca 5 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
Fiecare dintre preşedinţiile UE organizează o expoziţie în clădirea Consiliului Europei, iar pentru prima jumătate a anului 2009, preşedinţia cehă a cerut unui artist din fiecare dintre cele 27 de state membre să prezinte stereotipurile ş...
Die Herausforderungen der Tschechischen Ratspräsidentschaft NEW
Le Taurillon 5 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 22 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
In einer Zeit, gezeichnet von Problemen nationaler und internationaler Natur, übernimmt die Tschechische Republik den Ratsvorsitz der Europäischen Union. Ein Land, das selbst den Vertrag von Lissabon noch nicht ratifiziert hat, wird in den nächste...
Don't let the Czech Presidency ditch EU child care targets NEW
PES - manifesto 2009 5 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
 Post updates: new email address insideChildcare is a 21st century public service - it gives children a great start to their education and learning to live and play with other children, and it frees to look for paid work, it creates work, it bri...
Eurocrats against Entropa NEW
The rational European 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
The European Assocation for Eurocrats (EAE) today issued a Press Directive strongly condemning the process by which David Černý’s Entropa is selected. Divad Ynrec, spokesman of the AEA today stated that ‘Entropa is a dangerous violation of the...
Cernybyl NEW
L'Europe en Blogs (ARTE) 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Cernybyl  Et une boulette de plus, une ! Avec le canular ‘Entropa’ de l’artiste tchèque David Cerny, on entre dans la pantalonnade. En réalisant à lui tout seul une sculpture sur les stéré...
Topolanek on the Treaty of Lisbon (Czech Gaffe-o-Meter score: 2) NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 9 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 16 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
As reported by the Irish Times: [...] all eyes were on the new president of the European Council, Czech prime minister Mirek Topolanek. Outlining his priorities for the next six months, he surprised MEPs by announcing that if a referendum were h...
Just art – nothing more, nothing less? NEW
Margot Wallström (DG Communication) 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 25 Minutes ago
Everyone is talking about Entropa, the artwork dominating the entrance of the Council building in Brussels since a few days ago. (Max Kaye also commented on it in my previous post).  The interactive map of Europe plays with stereotypes of the 27 EU...
Introducing the Czech Presidency Gaffe-o-Meter NEW
Jon Worth's Euroblog 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 18 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The dreadful errors made by the Czech Presidency of the European Union go on and on… They don’t know who’s who in the Kremlin, they think Israel is defensive, and now they’ve caused all kinds of fuss by hanging art in the Just...
Punking Brussels — Crooked Timber NEW
crookedtimber.org, 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 22 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Artist poking fun at EU NEW
Bente Kalsnes’ blog 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 3 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Finally some fun controversy in the EU. All created by a huge installation in the EC Council, called Entropa, made by the Czech artist David Cerny (warning: Crazy website). The idea was to portray stereotypes of the 27 different member countries, mad...
Kunst, die empört NEW
NicolesBlog 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
So viel Aufruhr um ein Kunstwerk im Brüsseler Ratsgebäude war selten: Der Tscheche David Cerny scheint mit seinem Kunstwerk “Entropa”, das in der Darstellung der Mitgliedsstaaten auf Klischees zurückgreiftt, so ziemlich alle europäisc...
EU-Ratspräsident redet Vertrag von Lissabon schlecht NEW
European Union Law Blog 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Mit kritischen Äußerungen zum EU-Reformvertrag hat der amtierende tschechische EU-Ratsvorsitzende Mirek Topolanek Irritationen ausgelöst. EU-Kommissionspräsident José Manuel Barroso und der Präsident des Europaparlaments, Ha...
The Prankster Presidency NEW
DJ Nozem 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
The French Presidency of the EU turned out to be less fun than I thought it would be. There turned out to be enough real crises for Sarkozy to satisfy his desire for action and grandstanding, and well, he did manage those quite well.The Czechs, thoug...
David Černý : l'artiste aux 27 visages NEW
Etoile 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Un canular, voilà ce qu'est l'oeuvre d'art intitulée "Entropa" et exposée actuellement dans l'atrium du bâtiment Justus Lupsius à Bruxelles, le siège du Conseil de l'Union européenne.L'artiste à l'origine de cette oeuvre, David Černý, aurai...
European stereotypes part II NEW
A Fistful of Euros 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
The Czechs have done it again. The EU presidency was recently taken over by the Czech Republic and its Eurosceptic president Vaclav Klaus and now another Czech citizen is ruffling some EU feathers. Artist David Cerny embarrassed the Czech government,...
The art of European stereotypes NEW
Kosmopolito 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The boundaries between the famously dull Justus Lipsius building (hosting the Council of Ministers) and a contemporary art museum have become blurred today. The Atrium is hosting a huge installation commissioned by the Czech Council Presidency. Unlik...
Europe without Barriers NEW
Kosmopolito 5 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
via boingboing...
La présidence tchèque bouge enfin et regaffe… NEW
Coulisses de Bruxelles (Libération) 5 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 3 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Mirek Topolanek se rend cet après-midi à Kiev, en Ukraine, pour rencontrer les autorités de ce pays « afin de définir les détails précis du fonctionnement de la commission d’observation de la Commission européenne et de s’assurer du dépl...
In spite of 1968, Czechs don’t hate or despise Russia NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 5 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
It’s been a turbulent start to the Czech Republic’s European Union presidency – and nowhere more so than in foreign policy and energy policy, both of which are intimately linked to the EU’s relations with Russia. Some European pundits are wor...
EU-Flagge auf der Prager Burg NEW
European Union Law Blog 5 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Trotz des Widerstands von Präsident Vaclav Klaus zeigte die Prager Burg nun doch gestern EU-Flagge. Mitglieder von Greenpeace projizierten die Flagge letzte Nacht auf das Gebäude sowie auf die Karlsbrücke, um tschechische Politiker an...
Live chat with Czech Prime Minister today! (Updated) NEW
Kosmopolito 5 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The Czech council presidency is organising several EU chats! Today at 15.30 there will be a Live Chat with the Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek about the Czech council presidency! Ask your questions here. (Hat tip Brusselsblogger) Update 15.31:...
Daniel Florian | Semmelknödel: Tschechiens “soft power” NEW
www.danielflorian.de, 5 Years, 10 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 20 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
‘Czech’ it out NEW
Public Affairs 2.0 5 Years, 10 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The Czech Presidency of the EU has launched its website. Most of the pages (Calendar, News and Documents, Media Service, About the EU) will not be available until January 1, 2009. At first glance, the design is appealing. Don’t miss this page w...
Klaus loose among the Irish Eurosceptics NEW
Stanley Crossick 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Vaclav Klaus’ state visit the Ireland fills one with forboding ahead of the Czech Presidency.  And what happened to diplomacy?  The Czech President is entitled to his views but also expected to conform with protocol.       Klaus met anti...
Czech EU Presidency Logo NEW
Brusselsblogger 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Yesterday the logo for the upcoming Czech presidency of the Council has been revealed. This blog already has some history of commenting on EU presidency logos. So here are my thoughts on the Czech one: As they Czechs say themselves it looks “...
Czeching Lisbon at the door NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 11 Minutes ago
Everybody loves a good feather-ruffling. The European Commission should frankly be thanking Czech President Vaclav Klaus for the disparaging remarks he made on the Lisbon Treaty during a state visit to Ireland. At least Lisbon is back in the press, r...
Hanne Dahl: From Crisis to victory NEW
www.hannedahl.eu, 5 Years, 11 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 23 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Tschechien: Misstrauensvotum gescheitert NEW
European Union Law Blog 6 Years, 1 Week, 2 Days, 16 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Das Ergebnis war knapp: 96 Abgeordnete stimmten gegen die Regierungskoalition, 97 dafür, 3 enthielten sich ihrer Stimme. 101 Stimmen wären für ein erfolgreiches Misstrauensvotum gegen die Koalition erforderlich gewesen. Seit Anfang 200...
Tschechien: Misstrauensvotum am Mittwoch NEW
European Union Law Blog 6 Years, 1 Week, 4 Days, 12 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Derzeit scheinen sich die Nachrichten aus Tschechien zu überschlagen: Am Mittwoch soll ein Misstrauensvotum im Abgeordnetenhaus stattfinden, das das Ende der regierenden Koalition bedeuten könnte. Bei einem Misstrauensvotum am morgigen Mitt...
Senatswahlen in Tschechien NEW
European Union Law Blog 6 Years, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
In Tschechien werden heute und morgen Senatswahlen abgehalten, die den künftigen Kurs in der Außenpolitik beeinflussen können. Die liberale ODS-Partei von Ministerpräsident Mirek Topolanek büßt möglicherweise ihre s...
Czech EU Presidency promises tacky pun hell NEW
DJ Nozem 6 Years, 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
And no, I'm not even talking about all the clever plays on 'Czech' here, yet.Everyone knows what the greatest gift of the Czechs to humanity is, right? Well, humanity... But clearly, the Czechs gave us Pilsener. Which is never going to be topped.As a...
Honouring the Czechs NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 6 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 11 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
With apologies to France, whose eagerly awaited European Union presidency has not yet even started, it is tempting to cast one’s eyes forward and wonder what will happen when the Czech Republic begins its six-month spell in the driving seat nex...