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Senate Says "YES" to the Lisbon Treaty

Signature from President Klaus Still Missing

After more than 7 hours we now know the result - the Czech Senate says YES to the Lisbon treaty. By that the second hurdle is beaten - the first one was YES declared in February 2009 by the Chamber of Deputies. In the Senate there is more euroskeptics, but the YES was declared quite clearly by 54 in favour, 20 against and 5 abstained. Although the Lisbon treaty was approved by both Chambers of the Parliament, there is still place for doubt and speculation, because in the Senate, the euroskeptic ODS has a majority. more…

Hubert Gehring, Tomislav Delinic | Country Reports | May 6, 2009

National interests in a modern democracy - The Czech Republic

The book offers a basic analysis of the procedures and problems which come along by creating national interests in a democratic political system. The authors treat the national level as well as the international. The theoretic approach is followed by a specific examination of the situation in the Czech Republic. The book encourages the debate about the ways, possibilities and limits of a modern democratic system in times of political and economic globalization. more…

April 23, 2009

Střední Evropa - The political opinion

This edition treats among others the topics EU and religion, the European-Russian relations and the current situation in Central Europe. It offers informations on the discussion about pluralism in the EU and the recent debate on Christian values. Furthermore you can find an analysis of the Russian influence on the Czech Republic and Europe and an examination of the European-Russian relations as well. Once again there will be a detailed interpretation of the strategic importance of the American missile defence system in the Czech Republic and its relevance for Europe. more…

April 23, 2009

Střední Evropa - The political opinion

The publication treats the current situation of global policy, the climate change and the European history of the more recent past. You can find articles concerning Chinese policy in Africa, the new Russia and American social policy. Furthermore new possibilities of climate change and future challenges are presented. Moreover it contains a contribution on the recent Czech past and the period of transformation in the 90ies. more…

April 23, 2009

Czech Republic Torn Between EU Summits, Obama and National Instability

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. more…

Hubert Gehring, Tomislav Delinic | Country Reports | April 6, 2009