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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 12 December a coalition agreement was approved, it will let establish a joint government with the Social Democratic leader Bohuslav Sobotka as prime minister.

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The real winner of the election is ANO 2011, which has attracted crowds of voters frustrated with the activity of the traditional political parties

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

In the snap parliamentary elections scheduled for 25-26 October, an important role may be played by political parties which have hitherto been absent from the Chamber of Deputies. The ANO 2011 movement and the Party of Civic Rights – …

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The announcement of early elections has brought to an end the months-long crisis on the Czech political scene, which was caused in June by a spectacular series of raids by the Czech police and prosecutors on the inner circle of the then…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 7 August the Chamber of Deputies rejected the vote of confidence for the Jiri Rusnok government. Many factors suggest that one of the key objectives of establishing a government favourable to the president will be to promote the…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 17 July MPs representing the centre-right parties voted against a proposal to shorten the term in office of the Chamber of Deputies and to schedule a snap election. This move is strengthening the political position of President Milos…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 25 June President Milos Zeman appointed an economist, Jiri Rusnok prime minister without parliamentary backing. Rusnok was minister of finance in 2001-2002 in Zeman’s left wing cabinet and since 2010 had been part of a team of…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 17 June, the Czech Prime Minister Petr Nečas resigned from his post and gave up his leadership of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) after the head of his office, Jana Nagyová, was arrested and charged with corruption and abusing her…

OSW Report |

The similarity of issues and geographical proximity have led the Visegrad 4 countries (V4) to undertake closer collaboration in natural gas policy, notably by agreeing on a common security of supply strategy, including regional…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski, Jakub Groszkowski

On 26–29 May, a delegation consisting of politicians and businessmen led by Prime Minister Petr Necas visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Sochi. While there, they met with President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitri…