Fiscal Czech-Mate...Increases Pressure On Spidla
- Fiscal Reform Superficial? // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe;Apr2004, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p6
The ongoing political unrest in the Czech Republic has made it even more difficult for Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla's cabinet to pursue fiscal prudence, which has remained officially a key goal for the administration. The government's loss of its parliamentary majority, after the recent...
- Deficit Cuts Stay On A Knife-Edge. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe;Nov2002, Vol. 9 Issue 11, p8
Reports on the need for cordial relations among the coalition partners of the Czech Republic's Social Democrat Administration for the smooth passage of the government's 2003 budget. Rebellion by Freedom Union (US), one of the coalition partners on emergency tax rises; Efforts made by the Prime...
- Czech Teacher Walkout Highlights Budget Dilemma. Zapletnyuk, Katya // Transitions Online;9/15/2003, pN.PAG
Reports on a one-day walkout staged by Czech teachers on September 1, 2003 to protest against the government's decision to abandon their traditional 13th and 14th half-pay bonus checks starting in 2004. Number of teachers who participated in the protest; Information on the budget reform...
- Extra-budgetary funds. // OECD Economic Surveys: Czech Republic;Apr2003, Vol. 2003 Issue 6, p172
Presents information on the extra-budgetary funds of the government of Czech Republic. Details of the National Property Fund which owns the majority of enterprises to be privatized; Impact of extra-budgetary funds on public finance sustainability; Sources of financing of the funds.
- Confidence vote brings more CSSD infighting. Carey, Nick // Prague Business Journal;3/10/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1
Reports that Czech Republic Prime Minister Vladimir Spidla is expected to win the vote of confidence set for May 11, 2003. In-fighting within his Social Democratic Party; Result of Vaclav Klaus's election as president; Factors playing in favor and against Spidla.
- Economists lament loss of rebel Rusnok. Carey, Nick // Prague Business Journal;3/17/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p3
Comments on the Czech prime minister Vladimir Spidla's firing of Jiri Rusnok as minister of industry and trade. Economists' lamenting of the loss of Rusnok and his economic reform proposals; Speculations on the impact of the firing on the presidency of Spidla.
- Why the PM should step aside. // Prague Business Journal;3/17/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p10
Criticizes Czech prime minister Vladimir Spidla's firing of Jiri Rusnok as minister of industry and trade. Evidence that the prime minister has placed his own political survival ahead of all other considerations.
- Country Risk Summary: CZECH REPUBLIC. // Emerging Europe Monitor: Central Europe;May2003, Vol. 10 Issue 5, p8
Presents news briefs related to the political and economic condition of Czech Republic as of May 2003. Challenges faced by the country's coalition government to reduce the budget deficit and meet the Maastricht criteria; Growth prospects of the country's economy for 2003; Role of foreign...
- Coalition's fragility plain as new gov't takes shape. Carey, Nick // Prague Business Journal;6/24/2002, Vol. 7 Issue 25, p1
Reports on the start of negotiations between Parliamentary election winners the Social Democrats and the Coalition on the formation of a coalition government in Czech Republic. Question on the longevity of the coalition; Factor that would force the Coalition to compromise on key points;...