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January 17, 2011
Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

The new conception of the Czech European Policy: A change of course?

„Czech Republic needs an active and constructive European Policy,”said Petr Nečas, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, who introduced his agenda at the conference “Pro-Active European Policy – The Key National Interest of the Czech Republic”, organised by the Government of the Czech Republic and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 14th of January 2011. For this reason, the Government of the Czech Republic is developing a new European Policy approach, defining the priorities in the European Union.

January 3, 2011

First official meeting of Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer since 1989

The Prime Minister of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, visited Czech Republic for the first time and laid the foundation for a conciliatory cooperation for the future. In the result, a communique was signed which comprehends especially the consolidation of police cooperation and school collaboration. For further informations please follow the link to german publication. more…

November 22, 2010
Treffen mit Dr. Zollitsch

Exchange of views with the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference Dr. Robert Zollitsch

On Thursday, November 18th the chairman of the German Bishops' Conference Dr. Robert Zollitsch visited the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Prague. During the exchange of views they talked about topics in Czech Republic. The Archbishop was accompanied by Father Dr. Hans Langendörfer, secretary of the German Conference of Bishops, Ulrich Pörner, Divisional Director Weltkirche and Dr. Gerhard Albert, Executive Director of the aid organisation Renovabis.

November 9, 2010

Second German-Czech Day at the Masaryk University in Brno aroused big interest

On October 26th, 2010 the second German-Czech Day which was organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the International Institute of Political Science (IIPS), took place at the Masaryk University in Brno. The event tried to support the aliveness and diversity of the German-Czech relations and deepen the intercultural dialogue between both neigbouring countries. more…

October 7, 2010

Energy Conference in Ústí nad Labem

“The energy dependence is fatal for Europe and it will be constantly increasing in the next fifty years”, stated the former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolánek during the Energy Forum, which was organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with N-Ost on the 15th of September in Ústí nad Labem. more…

September 8, 2010

President Klaus supports reforms of the government under prime minister Nečas

After seven years president Klaus gave a State of the Union speech in front of the Czech Parliament. Klaus thinks the changes in the political landscape are a big chance to realise the reforms of the financial, health and pension system and to strengthen or rather rewin the faith of the Czech citizens in politics. (Publication in German only) more…

September 6, 2010

8th Regional Journalism Awards of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

People wishing to participate at the 8th Regional Journalism Awards of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung can send their articles until the 15th of September to novinarskacena@kasprag.cz. We want to award a prize for the best reportage. The prize giving ceremony will take place during a conference for journalists on the 8th and 9th of October in Havlíčkův Brod. more…

July 13, 2010

KAS and Respekt help qualifying local journalists in Czech Republic

In cooperation with the leading political weekly “Respekt”, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organizes trainings for local journalists in the Czech regions. The editors discuss the importance of pro-active reporting, principles of agenda-setting and the challenge of covering controversial topics such as exertion of influence and corruption. For further information about the trainings please contact us via e-mail.

June 30, 2010

Center-right-coalition is fixed - Petr Nečas was appointed prime minister

After the elections at the end of May made a center-right-coalition possible, the parties of ODS, TOP 09 and VV finally agreed on a coalition treaty. Subsequently, president Klaus appointed Petr Nečas prime minister and the ministers of the new cabinet could take over their offices as well.

June 14, 2010

Karel Schwarzenberg and resident representative Dr. Hubert Gehring at ÖVP discussion

On June 8th the „Continental Breakfast“, a discussion about foreign affairs, took place in Vienna. The secretary general of the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP), Fritz Kaltenegger, had invited not only Prague’s resident representative of the KAS, Dr. Hubert Gehring, but also Karel Schwarzenberg, former Czech minister of foreign affairs and head of the second strongest Czech party, TOP 09. The internationally versed guests showed much interest in the situation in Czech Republic after the elections.