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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

      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,...

    14. 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...

    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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