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21st March 2019 / Politics / Elections


W.Stacey, AmCham CZ: Brexit showing how democracy works to settle sharp disputes in society

The UK Parliament voted twice to defy its government last week. First, they rejected the government’s negotiated terms for leaving the EU. Second, they voted that the UK cannot leave the EU without a negotiated agreement. Since the EU has declared they will not improve the terms rejected by the first vote, it appears that the UK can neither accept any agreement nor accept that there is no agreement. Brexit is, officially, an utter mess.
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8th March 2019 / Politics / Elections


whitehouse.gov: Joint Statement by President of the United States Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis

This year, the United States and Czech Republic mark the 30-year anniversary of the inspiring and world-changing events of the Velvet Revolution.  The people of Czechoslovakia took back their freedom and ended decades of Communist oppression.  We also commemorate 20 years since the Czech Republic joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
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7th March 2019 / Politics / Elections


Eurostat: Czechia: Females underrepresented in the national Parliament

Women held 30% of seats in national parliaments in the EU in 2018. This share has increased since 2003, when women accounted for about one-fifth (21%) of members in national parliaments, according to Eurostat data.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic