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1st Newsletter to the Czech Council Presidency

The way is not long anymore: The Czech Republic is just only a few weeks away from the beginning of the presidency of the Council of the European Union. France will pass the chairmanship on to Prague on January 1st 2009. Czechia will take over this task for six months to pass is on to Sweden on July 1st. The KAS will publish regurlarly a newsletter with information about dates, current developments of the Czech domestic and foreign policy and further knowledge during the next months. more…

Hubert Gehring | Country Reports | December 16, 2008

Klaus Says Goodbye to "His" Party

Mirek Topolanek again party leader / Klaus-wing loses / No decision on Lisbon Treaty / Scandal about Klaus and Cohn-Bendit at reception on the Hradschin / Soon more…

Hubert Gehring, Tomislav Delinic | Country Reports | December 9, 2008

The European integration at the crossroads

The book describes the free enterprise regulation and the economic growth of Europe as well as the EU Eastern enlargement. It as well deals the EU legal system, the economic integration and the question which effect EU legislations can have. In connection with this, the question is put which role the EU will take at the international level in the future. (Language: English) more…

December 1, 2008

Constitutional Court Rejects Action against the Lisbon Treaty

The Czech Constitutional Court today declared the sections of the Lisbon Treaty which were presented to the court by the ODS senate parliamentary group as compatible with the national right. A change of the Czech constitution therefore is not required. The process of ratification which at first was interrupted could be continued now. Czechia is the only remaining EU country in which the parliament has still not voted on the Lisbon Treaty. more…

Hubert Gehring, Tomislav Delinic | Country Reports | November 26, 2008

Intense Defeat for the Ruling Parties at Regional Elections

An election defeat was expected, but not this extent: The governing parties ODS, KDU-CSL and the Greens had to accept a shattering setback at the regional and senate elections held at the weekend at a poll of 40 per cent. The opposing Social Democrats almost tripled their mandate number in the circle represantations (from 105 to 280 mandates) against whom the ODS lost more than 100 mandates and holds culminated 180 mandates merely now instead of 291 more…

Hubert Gehring, Tomislav Delinic | Country Reports | October 20, 2008