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Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The lower house of the Czech parliament on 14 December adopted the governmental constitution amendment introducing direct presidential elections. This was supported by both coalition and opposition MPs. The decision to relinquish…
Analyses | | Mateusz Gniazdowski, Jakub Groszkowski
Whether Hungary and the Czech Republic are to join the agreement on the coordination of fiscal policies has not been determined; nor has their contribution to the EUR 200 billion loan for the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
Horst Seehofer, prime minister of the German federal state of Bavaria made an official visit to the Czech Republic on 23–24 November, during which he met the Czech prime minister, Petr Nečas. The key topics the two politicians…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
On 6 November, the Czech Chamber of Deputies, after six days of obstruction, adopted a package of laws which envisage cuts in expenses and which are of key significance to the implementation of reforms planned by the centre-right…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The Czech prime minister, Petr Nečas, visited the USA on 26–27 October. The culmination of his visit was his meeting with President Barack Obama. Nečas and Obama made a joint statement declaring their will to: sign a reciprocal…
Analyses | | Tomasz Dąborowski, Mateusz Gniazdowski, Jakub Groszkowski
On 13 September a member of the supervisory board of the Czech operator, Net4Gas, confirmed that the company’s owner, the German corporation RWE, was considering its sale. In August, representatives of the Czech-Slovak holding EPH…
Analyses | | Jakub Groszkowski
The negative experiences with renewable energy sources have made the Czech Republic strengthen its stance on its energy and climate policy. The use of coal deposits, the development of the nuclear power sector and the diversification…
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During a meeting in Prague on 23 June, the prime ministers of the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic, David Cameron and Petr Nečas, stated they did not want the EU’s budget for 2014–2020 to be increased and appealed for a…
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On 27 June, the opposition Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) appealed to the government led by Petr Nečas to give up its efforts for the approval of the Czech Republic’s opt-out from the validity of the EU Charter of Fundamental…
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The gas company RWE Transgas, which has a dominant position on the Czech market, confirmed on 5 May that it had been a party to arbitration proceedings with the Russian gas supplier, Gazprom Export, since last December. RWE Transgas…