Senate ratified the treaty of Lisbon
With 54 to 20 votes (5 abstentions) the Czech Senate accepted the Treaty of Lisbon after a session of more than seven hours. After this important obstacle only the signature from president Václac Klaus is still missing. A detailed report you can be found under “publications”.
In a view weeks will be in every EU state the elections to the European Parliament. Every EU-citizen can irrespective of the place of residence attend elections. For a registration for elections abroad is most often an application in the permanent residence necessary. Further informations about the situation in the Czech Republic and other EU-states as well as necessary forms can be found under this link
Two new editions of "Střední Evropa - The political opinion" and the book "National interests in a modern democracy - The Czech Republic" are now available. Main topics are among others the European-Russian relations, climate change and the recent Czech past. Furthermore all publications offer a detailed overview of the current political situation in the Czech Republic, Europe and the world. Further information can be found under the accompanying link.
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The fourth newsletter of the KAS to the Czech Council Presidency offers once again information about current events, dates and background knowledge to the Czech Council Presidency. What will happen in the Czech Republic after the vote of no confidence? How about the Lisbon Treaty? What did Barack Obama do in Prague? Furthermore the newsletter presents interviews with bishop Domink Duka and Erik Tabery, editor in chief of RESPEKT.
Cabinet Topolánek overthrown
Yesterday the cabinet of Mirek Topolánek (ODS) has been overthrown by a vote of no confidence. In a topical report the KAS Prague expands on probable reasons for the success of the vote of no confidence as on potential internal and European political consequences. Definite is: the political developments of the next weeks and months will not only affect the Czech citizens and parties, but also the European Union.
Lecture of Prof. Simon Hix about the franchise reform
At the 13th march Prof. Simon Hix from the London School of Economics has presented in his lecture the proportionality, responsibility of the government, current results of research and perceptions about the the franchise reform. He also discussed the planed changes in the czech system of election.
The third newsletter of the KAS to the Czech Council Presidency offers once again information about current events, dates and background knowledge to the Czech Council Presidency. It offers articles of the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg and the Czech Minister for Regional Development Cyril Svoboda.
KAS supports EU-workshops at Czech schools
With the assistance of the government of the Czech Republic the Centre for European Studies (CES) of the business school and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung have prepared a project for the modernization and improvement of classes treating EU topics. The new publications and teaching resources should give a better understanding of the EU to the prospective Czech high school teachers. This project facilitates the preparation.
New publication to the Czech Council Presidency
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the International Institute for Political Science of the University of Brno (IIPS) have published a book to the Czech Council Presidency. Dr. Petr Kaniok addresses the main functions of the council presidency, their evaluation and what they have contributed to the European integration. Further information can be found on the web pages of the IIPS and following the link publications on this page.