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Vienna Congress comsult 2016: "The Future of Growth"

"The Future of Growth" was the topic of the Vienna Congress com•sult 2016 which took place at Vienna's House of Industry. The Vienna Congress once again brought together prominent figures from the worlds of politics, economics and science to discuss future development of different aspects, focusing on the issue of migrant crisis, which has been one of the greatest challenges faced by European states and institutions in every sense. Distinguished participants from industry, politics and the business community such as Milica Pejanovic, Mohamed ElBaradei, Mario Monti, Markus Rogan, Dan Shechtman and Guenther Fehlinger discussed perspectives and strategies for new growth in Europe.

January 20, 2016

Vienna Congress comsult 2015: "Power of Regions"

“Power of Regions“ is the topic of the Vienna Congress com•sult 2015 which is taking place today at Vienna's House of Industry. Distinguished participants from industry, politics and the business community such as F.W. de Klerk, Mohamed El Baradei, Author Benjamin R. Barber, Václav Klaus and Iain Begg are discussing the principle of regionality and its future in Europe.

January 20, 2015

Zeman: Entry in Eurozone Delayed

In a speech to the Lower House ahead of the vote in confidence for the new government Czech President Milos Zeman expressed his dissatisfaction over the latest monetary intervention by the Czech National Bank (CNB).

February 19, 2014

Czech Republic: New Government Passed Vote of Confidence

The new Czech government under Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has passed the vote of confidence in parliament yesterday.

February 19, 2014

Vienna Congress comsult 2014: "Europe - Setting Directions"

Distinguished participants from industry, politics and the business community such as the former German Minister of Finance and Member of the German Bundestag Peer Steinbrück, the former President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus, Deputy Prime Minister of Liechtenstein Thomas Zwiefelhofer, Mastermind of David Cameron, Phillip Blond, Member of the European Parliament Paul Rübig, economist and co-founder of AfD Bernd Lucke and Iain Begg, professorial research fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science are currently dicussing this issue in Vienna.

January 21, 2014

Czech Governor Awarded Banker of the Year 2014

Miroslav Singer, governor of the Czech National Bank (CNB) was given the Central Banker of the Year 2014 award for Europe by The Banker.

January 3, 2014

Czech Republic: Zeman Rejects Proposed Ministers

The Czech Republic is facing new obstacles in the forming of a new government as President Zeman is not satisfied with the choice of some ministers.

December 23, 2013

Czech Republic: CNB Aquires Foreign Currencies

During monetary interventions CNB has purchased foreign currencies in the amoung of CZK 200bn.

November 26, 2013

Czech Republic: CNB Facing Investigations

Czech Senator Dryml ordered the head of counter-intelligence service (BIS) Jiri Lang to initiate investigations against the Czech National Bank (CNB).

November 22, 2013

Czech Republic: CNB Concerned about Private Households

In regard to the most recent forex intervention, the Czech National Bank (CNB) has expressed concern about private households, which would be affected for a longer period since savings as well as income will drop.

November 13, 2013

Czech President Sceptical about CNB’s Forex Intervention

Czech President Zeman expressed his reservations about the Central Bank’s latest forex interventions.

November 12, 2013

Czech Republic: One Third to Vote for CSSD

According to a poll, 28 percent of Czechs would vote for the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) if an election was held now.

September 10, 2013

Czech Republic: Early Elections on Their Way

On Wednesday Czech President Milos Zeman has signed the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

August 28, 2013

Czech Republic: Klaus Reconsiders Returning to Politics

On Saturday, August 24, former Czech President Vaclav Klaus told Czech Television (CT) he is “seriously considering” returning to politics.

August 26, 2013

Czech Ex President Klaus Not to Return to Politics

Contrary to certain rumors, former President Vaclav Klaus does not plan to return to politics.

August 20, 2013

Czech Republic to Improve EU Relations?

Visits from high EU officials should herald the start of a new era in the relation between the Czech Republic and the EU.

May 3, 2013

Czech Republic: Schwarzenberg Threatens to Leave Government

Statements made by Czech President Milos Zeman concerning the dispute about the appointment of ambassadors during his recent visit in Vienna, have incensed Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg.

April 24, 2013

Czech President to Visit Austria

New President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman is going to visit Austria with his wife Ivana Zemanova on Tuesday and Wednesday.

April 22, 2013

CZ: President Klaus Leaving Presidential Office

After having been in office for ten years, Czech President Vaclav Klaus left Prague Castle. Today, Friday March 8, his sucessor Milos Zeman is going to be sworn in.

March 8, 2013

Last Meeting between Klaus and Gasparovic

The Presidents of the Czech Republic and of Slovakia will have a last meeting tomorrow.

March 5, 2013

Klaus Recommends to Split Eurozone

According to the outgoing Czech President, the separation of the eurozone would be cheaper than maintaining the currency union.

February 7, 2013

54.9%: Zeman Wins

Milos Zeman will become the next President of the Czech Republic. His rival Karel Schwarzenberg has already recognized his defeat.

January 26, 2013

Czech Republic: Controversy About Benes Decrees

The second round of the Czech presidential elections is heating up. The candidate Karel Schwarzenberg was criticized harshly.

January 23, 2013

Europe of Tomorrow: The New Way of Thinking

Distinguished participants from industry, politics and the business community such as Václav Klaus, Jerzy Buzek, Franz Fischler, Martin Meyer, Jan Zielonka, Iain Begg, Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein are currently dicussing this issue in Vienna.

January 22, 2013

Czech Republic: Both Presidential Candidates Want to Join Eurozone

Unlike the outgoing President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus, Milos Zeman and Karel Schwarzenberg are in favor of the euro.

January 19, 2013

Russian Rosatom May Build Nuclear Power Plant in Bohunice

Because of the completion of the Czech nuclear power plants, the Czech energy company CEZ is expected to withdraw from the construction project.

January 19, 2013

Klaus Recommends to Vote not for Schwarzenberg

Czech President Vaclav Klaus will stay in office until March. Klaus does not want Karel Schwarzenberg to become his successor.

January 19, 2013 · Updated: January 19, 2013; 15:47

Czech Republic: Czech Government Withstand Another Vote of Confidence

The stability of the Czech government is still doubtful. For the time being, the coalition can deal with the pressure from the opposition.

January 18, 2013

Surprise in Czech Republic: Schwarzenberg Just Slightly Behind Zeman

The first presidential election round in the Czech Republic brought a surprise. Zeman ranks first with 24%. Schwarzenberg came in second place with 23%.

January 14, 2013 · Updated: January 14, 2013; 11:22

Klaus Meets Merkel

Czech President Vaclav Klaus wants to persuade Merkel to stop the integration process in the EU.

January 10, 2013

Gasparovic Meets Klaus

The Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic was officially received by his Czech counterpart Vaclav Klaus.

December 11, 2012

Czech Republic: Klaus Rejects ESM

Czech Republic´s President refuses to grant consent to the ESM bill.

December 7, 2012

Czech Republic Still May Use Veto Against Banking Union

The Czech government wants to secure the rights of national regulation authorities.

December 5, 2012

„Greece Has No Future in Eurozone“

The Czech President Klaus thinks that the Eurozone could bear a Greek exit without any problems.

November 15, 2012

Austria Third Largest Investor in Czech Republic

According to the Czech President Vaclav Klaus, his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer and the President of the Austrian Chamber of Commerce Christoph Leitl, the bilateral trade relations are expandable.

November 14, 2012

State Visit: Klaus Received by Fischer

Today, the Czech President Vaclav Klaus has met his Austrian counterpart Heinz Fischer in Vienna. The commonalities are rather small.

November 13, 2012

„Banking Union Weakens Central Banks“

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus criticizes that a common banking supervision limits the competencies of national central banks.

October 30, 2012

Klaus: “Nobel Prize for EU is a Mistake”

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus criticizes the decision of the Nobel Prize Committee. For him, the decision is a “joke”.

October 13, 2012

Klaus: Exit Will Not Destroy Eurozone

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus says that a reduction of the member states will not destroy the Eurozone.

September 27, 2012

Klaus: Czechs Against Banking Union

The Czech President notes that the Czech Republic cannot achieve anything without a recovery of the European economy. However, it would be advantageous to stay outside the Eurozone.

September 18, 2012

Klaus Does Not Want European Federation

The Czech President Vaclav Klaus rejects the idea of the head of the EU-Commission José Manuel Barroso.

September 14, 2012

Czech Republic: No VAT Increase

The governing coalition failed in seeking approval by the parliament. In order to lower the budget deficit, the government intended to lift the VAT rates.

September 7, 2012