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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

The Czech Republic was the only European country to oppose Palestine being granted the status of a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly on 29 November. The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained that although it…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

In October regional elections were held in the Czech Republic and one third of the seats for the Senate were also voted on. These turned out to be a disaster for the ruling right-wing parties and confirmed the strong position of Social…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
On 25 May, a group of Czech senators from the areas where possible deposits of shale gas have been discovered announced that they had prepared a bill imposing a ban on the use of the hydraulic fracturing method in the Czech Republic…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski

On 22 April, the leaders of the three parties which formed the government coalition decided to put an end to their collaboration. The dissolution of the coalition was preceded by a break-up of the parliamentary club of the smallest of…

Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
During the first ten days of April oil supplies from the East to the Czech Republic fell by 31% in comparison with the amount logged by Russia. Transneft, which coordinates exports of Russian oil, announced on 9 April that Russian…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
On 15 March Petr Nečas acknowledged that the Czech Republic would until June refrain from requesting the European Commission to disburse funds allocated as part of the cohesion policy which are spent within the system of operational…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The Czech Republic, which on 30 January at the summit of the European Council refused to sign the fiscal compact along with the UK, is becoming more active in the EU. Together with the group of 11, mostly new EU member states, on 17…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
President Václav Klaus announced in his letter to Prime Minister Petr Nečas that he would not sign the intergovernmental agreement introducing a fiscal compact, an instrument for the coordination of the economies of eurozone member…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
Two weeks after the Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov’s visit to Prague, which was aimed at thawing Czech-Ukrainian relations, the Czech government has given political asylum to Oleksandr Tymoshenko, the husband of the former…