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Klaus defends Austria, attacks 'globalisation, feminism and the Internet'

26-06-2000 | Alena Škodová

The leader of the right-of-centre Civic Democrats, Vaclav Klaus, is back in the news this morning - once again over controversial remarks about the European Union, feminism and the Internet! Speaking after talks with the Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel at the weekend, Mr Klaus said the Czech government had been pursuing a shortsighted policy in refusing to maintain bilateral relations with its outcast neighbour. has this report:   More

National Alliance chairman released from jail

23-06-2000 | Nick Carey

The chairman of the extreme right National Alliance, Vladimir Skoupy, was released from jail on Thursday. Mr. Skoupy was given a one-year suspended sentence earlier this month for making racist speeches at far right demonstrations. joins me now with this report:   More

Karel Gott to sing in Carnegie Hall

23-06-2000 | Olga Szantová

The well-known, and for some, controversial Czech singer Karel Gott is to give a concert in New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall on September 29th. The concert is sponsored by the New York-based Golden Prague restaurant, whose owner Jiri Suchanek told reporters if there was a Czech singer big enough to play Carnegie Hall, it was undoubtedly Karel Gott, a sentiment not shared by everybody in the Czech Republic, says .   More

IPB drama obscured by political brinkmanship

23-06-2000 | Vladimír Tax

The drama surrounding the IPB bank is increasingly becoming obscured by a fierce dispute between the country's two largest political parties. The main opposition Civic Democrats have described the government's move to save the bank from collapse as daylight robbery. The whole case may also have international consequences. reports.   More

Britain to help lure investment to Ostrava region

23-06-2000 | Zuzana Šmídová

A red London double-decker bus was cruising the streets of Ostrava on Wednesday, as the British ambassador to the Czech Republic, David Broucher, visited the city. With last week's visit by the Austrian ambassador and the Phillipine's ambassador set to visit the city next week, it seems that Ostrava is doing as much as possible to lure foreign investment to the region. But will it succeed? For more here's our Ostrava correspondent, .   More

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