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  1. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2011

    CEZ boss goes: awkward timing

    Seven years is a reasonably long time to run one of Europe’s biggest companies. But it was still rather a strange moment for...

  2. March 30, 2011

    Czech coalition suffers further blow

    The embattled Czech coalition government suffered another blow this week with the resignation of deputy finance minister...

  1. June 28, 2010

    Necas sworn in as Czech prime minister

    Petr Necas, leader of the Czech Republic’s centre-right Civic Democrats, was sworn in as the new prime minister on Monday by...

  2. May 31, 2010

    Czech centre-right in coalition talks

    Centre-right parties in the Czech Republic yesterday began negotiations over forming a coalition government after an...

  3. May 29, 2010

    Czech centre-right tries to form government

    Centre-right parties in the Czech Republic began negotiations on Sunday over forming a coalition government after an...

  4. December 9, 2009

    Czech economy shows signs of recovery

    The Czech Republic is showing signs of recovering from the economic crisis, with third quarter gross domestic product...

  5. December 8, 2009

    Political turmoil unsettles recovery

    The Czech Republic is sluggishly emerging from its worst recession since it became a market economy two decades ago, but the...

  6. November 18, 2009

    Student protests re-enacted

    Thousands of Czechs took to the streets yesterday in a re-enactment of the student protests 20 years ago that led to the...

  7. October 22, 2009

    Poland to take part in new US missile defence system

    Poland will participate in a new US missile defence programme, Donald Tusk, the prime minister, said yesterday after...

  8. October 21, 2009

    Poland joins new US missile defence system

    Poland will participate in a new US missile defence programme, Donald Tusk, the prime minister, said on Wednesday after...

  9. September 30, 2009

    Lisbon treaty runs into Czech trouble

    The Lisbon treaty’s Czech troubles worsened on Tuesday with the filing of a new constitutional court complaint against the...

  10. September 18, 2009

    Obama under fire for U-turn on plans to build missile shield

    Barack Obama's decision to scrap Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield yesterday triggered dismay in central Europe...

  11. September 18, 2009

    Obama under fire for U-turn on missiles

    Barack Obama's decision to scrap Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield yesterday triggered dismay in central Europe...

  12. September 10, 2009

    Court ruling puts off Czech elections

    The Czech Republic’s constitutional court struck down on Thursday a special law that would have allowed for early...

  13. June 17, 2009

    Switch-off ends Czech life support suffering

    Some European Union presidencies fade quickly from the memory. It is safe to say the Czech Republic's presidency, ending on...

  14. June 17, 2009

    Czech life support misery to end

    Some European Union presidencies fade quickly from the memory. It is safe to say that the Czech Republic's presidency,...

  15. June 16, 2009

    Switch-off ends Czech’s life support presidency

    Some European Union presidencies fade quickly from the memory. It is safe to say the Czech Republic’s presidency, ending on...

  16. June 14, 2009

    Czechs face painful spending cuts

    The Czech Republic needs to make hard and painful cuts in spending if it is to rebound swiftly from the economic downturn,...

  17. June 12, 2009

    Head for numbers

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): Jan Fischer, the unassuming non-party technocrat who is holding the fort as Czech prime...

  18. June 11, 2009

    Czech PM backs Merkel on central banks

    Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, won support from the prime minister of the Czech Republic yesterday for her criticism...

  19. Brussels Blog

    June 10, 2009

    New Czech premier is a statistically significant man

    Jan Fischer, the unassuming non-party technocrat who is holding the fort as Czech prime minister for the next few months, is...

  20. June 1, 2009

    Berlusconi's wave of gossip leaves bad news in its wake

    The drip-drip of spicy revelations involving Silvio Berlusconi and beautiful young women has enlivened an otherwise routine...

  21. May 31, 2009

    Berlusconi rides wave of gossip

    The drip-drip of spicy revelations involving Silvio Berlusconi and his relationships with beautiful young women have...

  22. May 12, 2009

    EU diplomacy à la Monty Python

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): There is a wonderful scene in Monty Python's Life of Brian , the 1979 movie that satirises...

  23. Brussels Blog

    May 8, 2009

    Brown's no-show at Prague summit riles the EU's east

    The Czech hosts of Thursday’s European Union summit with six ex-Soviet states are not happy bunnies. The list of the EU...

  24. May 8, 2009

    Outgoing Czech premier remains defiant

    Mirek Topolanek, the outgoing Czech prime minister, has no regrets about condemning US economic policy as a potential "road...

  25. May 8, 2009

    A Czech perspective on Europe's future

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): Just two hours after the Czech upper house of parliament passed the European Union's Lisbon...

  26. Brussels Blog

    May 7, 2009

    Tired Topolanek is a Coriolanus, not a Hamlet

    Just two hours after the Czech upper house of parliament passed the European Union’s Lisbon treaty on Wednesday by a...

  27. May 7, 2009

    Czech exits EU post with shot at Sarkozy

    Mirek Topolanek, outgoing Czech prime minister, delivered a parting shot at Nicolas Sarkozy, saying he should have reined in...

  28. Brussels Blog

    May 6, 2009

    All eyes on Prague as Czech senators vote on Lisbon treaty

    Here I am in Prague – a disappointingly wet Prague, for early May – as tensions mount ahead of a vote in the Czech Senate on...

  29. May 5, 2009

    Prague to vote on Lisbon treaty

    The European Union's accident-prone efforts to modernise its institutions will pass an important milestone tomorrow if, as...

  30. May 4, 2009

    Prague’s chance to redeem itself in EU

    The European Union’s accident-prone efforts to modernise its institutions will pass an important milestone on Wednesday if,...

  31. April 24, 2009

    Montenegro wins EU backing

    European Union member states yesterday approved Montenegro's application to become a candidate for membership in the bloc....

  32. April 24, 2009

    Montenegro wins Union backing

    European Union member states yesterday approved Montenegro's application to become a candidate for membership in the bloc....

  33. April 22, 2009

    EU mission seeks Moldova deal

    The European Union will today redouble its efforts to help restore political stability to Moldova, with the first...

  34. April 22, 2009

    EU mission seeks Moldova deal

    The European Union will redouble its efforts to help restore political stability to Moldova on Wednesday, with the first...

  35. April 7, 2009

    Prague pact to ease way for treaty approval

    An agreement by the leading Czech political parties to form a non-partisan caretaker government next month is being seen as...

  36. April 6, 2009

    Prague pact to ease way for treaty approval

    An agreement by the leading Czech political parties to form a non-partisan caretaker government next month is being seen as...

  37. April 3, 2009

    Summit fever

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): Just as sunny weather has come to Brussels for the first time this year, so have the first...

  38. Brussels Blog

    April 2, 2009

    EU starts to cure itself of summit fever

    Just as sunny weather has come to Brussels for the first time this year, so have the first signs that the European Union is...

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