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  1. beyondbrics

    April 26, 2013

    Poland-Czech-euro: date or no date?

    Poland and the Czech Republic seem to be heading in different directions over the euro. The Czech Republic has long been one...

  2. March 6, 2013

    Klaus ends presidency accused of treason

    Václav Klaus ends a decade as Czech head of state on Thursday facing charges of treason. The senate ruled that Mr Klaus...

  1. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2013

    What investors need to know about the new Czech president

    What does Milos Zeman mean for business? The Czech president-elect does not have much direct power over his country’s...

  2. January 27, 2013

    Zeman wins Czech presidential election

    The Czech Republic's first direct presidential election was won by Milos Zeman, a leftwing former premier expected to steer...

  3. January 26, 2013

    Zeman wins Czech presidential election

    PRAGUE, January 26 – Leftist former prime minister Milos Zeman won the Czech Republic’s first direct presidential election...

  4. January 25, 2013

    Czech poll descends into anti-German insults

    A bad-tempered election campaign tinged with anti-German and class-war sentiments came to a close in the Czech Republic as...

  5. January 21, 2013

    Aristocrat reaches out to Czech youth

    At first glance, Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech Republic’s richest aristocrat and its foreign minister, may appear to be an...

  6. January 13, 2013

    Austerity colours Czech presidential poll

    The final round of the Czech Republic's presidential election will be a contest between Milos Zeman, a former leftwing prime...

  7. January 10, 2013

    Czech vote set to bring in pro-EU leader

    Whoever wins the election, the new Czech leader will be greeted with relief in Europe because it will see the end of Vaclav...

  8. beyondbrics

    November 7, 2012

    Czech tax hike: political cat and mouse

    The Czechs have become regional specialists in drawn-out and inconclusive political crises, the latest iteration of which...

  9. beyondbrics

    October 26, 2012

    Relaxed Poles vs austere Czechs

    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (R) with Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus If the IMF wants hard proof that its previous...

  10. October 14, 2012

    Communists win Czech local elections

    Czech voters have repudiated their centre-right government’s austerity policies, handing the left, including a resurgent...

  11. February 14, 2012

    Czech group warns Prague of isolation from EU

    The Czech government’s decision to sit out the eurozone's fiscal pact together with the UK is coming under fire within the...

  12. December 18, 2011

    Hero of velvet revolution Václav Havel dies

    Václav Havel, playwright, philosopher and president of the Czech Republic, who has died aged 75, played not just a central...

  13. November 21, 2011

    Czech sleaze stymies investment, business warns

    The Czech Republic’s failure to stamp out corruption is threatening investment at a time when the economy is slowing, one of...

  14. beyondbrics

    October 13, 2011

    Czechs enjoy Slovak euro drama

    What’s Czech for schadenfreude? That’s probably the best word for the ripples of joy coursing through chunks of the Czech...

  15. June 16, 2011

    Czech transport workers strike over austerity

    Transport workers in the Czech Republic staged a nationwide 24-hour strike on Thursday, throwing urban transit and railways...

  16. June 12, 2011

    Eastern Europe pushes back euro adoption

    Ask Traian Basescu, Romania’s president, when the country plans to join the euro, and his answer is adamant. The target date...

  17. November 29, 2010

    Prague relieved as currency storms pass it by

    The crisis in the eurozone has pummelled eastern European currencies, with risk-averse investors wondering which of the...

  18. October 21, 2010

    Deficit should be a policy variable

    Very near the beginning of his speech introducing the comprehensive spending review, George Osborne attempted to frame the...

  19. Money Supply

    June 29, 2010

    Bank economist to join Czech cenbank board

    Euroskeptic and on the dovish wing: that’s the quick profile of the newest member of the central bank board, Kamil Janacek....

  20. 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...

  21. February 25, 2010

    Czechoslovakians set a fine example

    From Prof Jeffrey Frankel. Sir, David Green (Letters, February 23) is right: disentangling a full currency union such as...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. November 6, 2009

    Cameron in fairyland

    The Lisbon treaty will come into force, at long last, on December 1 after the Czech constitutional court this week abruptly...

  25. November 6, 2009

    Britain and Europe still oceans apart

    Tony Barber: The distance separating Britain's perceptions of the European Union from those of its continental partners is...

  26. November 5, 2009

    UK's opposition party seeks low-key president

    When will the treaty come into force? Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, signed the treaty on Tuesday. Sweden, which holds...

  27. November 4, 2009

    Q&A: The Lisbon treaty

    When will the treaty come into force? Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, signed the treaty on Tuesday. Sweden, which holds...

  28. November 4, 2009

    EU will act quickly to appoint president

    The European Union's 27 heads of state and government will move swiftly to appoint the bloc's first full-time president...

  29. November 3, 2009

    EU to act quickly to appoint president

    The European Union’s 27 heads of state and government will move swiftly to appoint the bloc’s first full-time president...

  30. November 3, 2009

    Blair lobbies directly for EU presidency

    Tony Blair, the former prime minister, has attempted to revive his fading prospects of becoming the European Union’s first...

  31. November 3, 2009

    Czech president signs Lisbon treaty

    Vaclav Klaus, Czech president, signed the Lisbon treaty on Tuesday, ending a year-long stalemate with his fellow EU leaders...

  32. November 3, 2009

    Cameron set to rule out Lisbon vote

    David Cameron is poised to rule out a referendum on the Lisbon treaty according to Conservative insiders. They said an...

  33. November 2, 2009

    Cameron set to rule out Lisbon vote

    David Cameron is poised to rule out a referendum on the Lisbon treaty, according to Conservative insiders. They said an...

  34. October 28, 2009

    Limping to Lisbon

    The spectacle of the European Union limping its way towards final ratification of the Lisbon reform treaty by all 27...

  35. October 28, 2009

    Czech court delays ruling on Lisbon treaty

    The Czech constitutional court yesterday adjourned a hearing on whether the Lisbon treaty violates the constitution until...

  36. October 28, 2009

    Race to be European president heats up

    The race to become the first president of the European Union intensified yesterday, when Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg's...

  37. October 27, 2009

    Limping to Lisbon

    The spectacle of the European Union limping its way towards final ratification of the Lisbon reform treaty by all 27 members...

  38. October 27, 2009

    Czech court delays ruling on Lisbon treaty

    The Czech constitutional court on Tuesday adjourned a hearing on whether the Lisbon treaty violates the constitution until...

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