11 September 2006

Czech & Slovak

Excellent summary of what the (insert) is going in Czech and Slovak politics from Peter Martinovic.

I have a house guest for the next few days, so I expect to be doing lots of socialising and very little blogging.

4 comments:

PETER M. said...

Thank you for recommending my thread, although it's just a brief repetition of past events.

I want to repeat my invitation to the 2006 Czech and Slovak Right-wing Days. Yesterday I started the subscription process. Place: The town of Modra, Slovakia, Date: November 10 - 12. There will be five seminars with Czech and Slovak MPs, MEPs and intellectuals. Please, let me know if you are interested and I'll provide you with details.

Praguetory said...

Tried mailing you Peter. I like the look of this event. Modra is easily accessible for me and looks like a nice place. Obviously I am usually in Prague, but it might be nice to meet up before November either in Slovak, Prague or in Bournemouth if you'll be at Tory conference.

PETER M. said...

I'm sorry if you've had problems with sending me an e-mail. I think that postmaster.co.uk has currently a bit mess in the system...

Hehe, believe me that I'd love to be in Bournemouth! But I'm afraid attending Tory conference remains in a category of dreams to me.

And with regards to Prague, I visited 'Mother of all Czech towns' on Saturday and I don't think I'll get there again before our November event. But next month I'm going to spend some time in Brno to discuss details of its organization with my Czech friends, the ODS members. You can join us!

To subscribe to the 2006 Czech and Slovak Right-wing Days, you need to write to me an e-mail containing your personal info, i.e. name, address, e-mail and your cell phone number. Then choose from one of the following schemes:

1. If you stay with us for full 3 days, you'll need to send 800 Czech crowns by banker's draft to the account number 195378758/0300 in ČSOB Brno, Joštova 5, 601 79 Brno.

The payment includes accomodation and 5 meals (Friday: dinner; Saturday: breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday: breakfast).

2. If you choose just Friday, it costs 240 CZK. Saturday costs 400 CZK and Sunday costs 160 CZK. Of course, you can combine the days.

Please, write down 1111 as your variable symbol.

In the end, programme:

1. PRO-FAMILY POLICIES or HOW TO FACE WITH A DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS?
10/11/2006 at 19.30

Anna Zaborska MEP, Slovakia
Martin Barto, Vicegovernor of the Slovak National Bank
Petr Necas MP, Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Roman Joch, Chairman of the Civic Institute, Czech republic

2. AFTER ELECTIONS or HOW DID OUR RIGHT-WING PARTIES?
11/11/2006 at 10.00

Ivan Miklos MP, former Slovak Chancellor of the Exchequer
Peter Schutz, Political Commentator, SME daily, Slovak republic
Stanislav Balik, Analyst, Czech republic
Jiri Pospisil MP, Czech Minister of Justice

3. STATE SERVING ITS CITIZEN or IS IT POSSIBLE TO CUT DOWN BUREAUCRACY?
11/11/2006 at 14.00

Viktor Niznansky, former Government Commissioner for Decentralization, Slovak republic
Edvard Kozusnik, Director of the eStat.cz Project, Czech republic
Daniel Sima, Analyst of the Liberal Institute

4. 17 YEARS FROM COMMUNIST BREAKDOWN or IS IT TIME FOR CATHARSIS?
11/11/2006 at 17.00

Jan Ondrias, Deputy Chairman of the Slovak Nation's Memory Institute
Pavel Zacek, historician, Czech republic

5. CULTURE WAR or IS EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION IN MELTDOWN?
12/11/2006 at 10.00

Vladimir Palko MP, former Home Secretary, Slovak republic
Martin Hanus, eurosceptic journalist, Tyzden weekly, Slovak republic
Alexandr Tomsky, journalist, Czech republic
Jiri Karas, former MP, Czech republic

If you have any questions, write me or call +421 908 465 450.

PETER M. said...

uff, the postmaster works terribly. i don't know what's happening. try to write me to martinovic_p@trnava.sk.