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Zeman wins Czech presidential election

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Former Czech Prime Minister Milos Zeman has won the Czech Republic's presidential election with 55 percent in a second round of polling, officials said.

Czech president's security chief resigns

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The chief of security for Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus says he has stepped down in the aftermath of a mock assassination attempt on the leader.

Man shoots Czech president with gaming gun

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus sustained a minor injury Saturday when a man shot him with a replica gun in the town of Chrastava, authorities said.
World leaders pay respects to Havel

World leaders pay respects to Havel

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- World leaders gathered in Prague Friday to pay their respects for former Czech President Vaclav Havel, who led the 1989 overthrow of communism, officials said.
Czech leader bemoans too many universities

Czech leader bemoans too many universities

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, March 17 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic has too many universities for its population, President Vaclav Klaus told an education summit in Prague.
Czech president signs Lisbon treaty

Czech president signs Lisbon treaty

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus signed the Lisbon treaty Tuesday, meaning the agreement can come into force as the European Union's governing framework.
Czech leader ready to agree to EU changes

Czech leader ready to agree to EU changes

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus signaled Friday he would sign a European Union treaty that will include a change he sought at the last minute.
Czech court to hear Lisbon challenge

Czech court to hear Lisbon challenge

BRNO, Czech Republic, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic says it has set a date for a hearing on the proposed Lisbon Treaty.

Czech president causes delay in EU treaty

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus brought up a new obstacle to ratification of the Lisbon Treaty, leaving the Czech Republic the wild card in its implementation.

Czech P.M. tries to reassure EU on treaty

BRUSSELS, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Czech Republic Prime Minister Jan Fischer told European Union leaders Wednesday the country will not be an obstacle to ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

Lisbon: Klaus and Kaczynksi under pressure

BRUSSELS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- After getting Ireland's backing for the EU reform, Brussels now needs to convince Poland and the Czech Republic to support the Lisbon Treaty.

EU is not pressuring Czechs to sign treaty

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A trip by the European Parliament president to the Czech Republic is not meant to pressure Czech President Vaclav Klaus on the Lisbon Treaty, officials said.
Czech president warned not to delay treaty

Czech president warned not to delay treaty

BRUSSELS, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has warned that the Czech Republic would face repercussions if it holds up ratification of the EU's Lisbon Treaty.

Czechs hike police to curb extremists

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 29 (UPI) -- Czech Interior Minister Martin Pecina says he will introduce additional police patrols to curb incidents provoked by ultra-right extremists.

Czech-Canada visa issue needs negotiations

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, July 6 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus Monday said Canada and the Czech Republic should try to maintain bilateral travel rules without visas.
Czech president delays EU treaty signing

Czech president delays EU treaty signing

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 11 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus may face impeachment if he resists signing the European Union's Lisbon treaty, a lawmaker said.
Czech senate ratifies EU Lisbon treaty

Czech senate ratifies EU Lisbon treaty

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 6 (UPI) -- The upper house of the Czech parliament Wednesday approved the European Union's Lisbon treaty, which reforms EU administration, Prague Radio said.

Czechs work on EU-South Korea free trade

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 22 (UPI) -- The Czech Republic's prime minister said the European Union and South Korea could conclude a free trade agreement by the end of June, Prague Radio reported.
Czech interim PM appointed

Czech interim PM appointed

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 9 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus Thursday appointed economist Jan Fischer as interim prime minister to lead the Cabinet until early elections in October.
Klaus remarks spark EU walkout

Klaus remarks spark EU walkout

BRUSSELS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus angered members of the European parliament Thursday, prompting a walkout.

Atlantic Eye: Darth Klaus's revisionist spin

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus would have you think he was an anti-communist warrior. He would have you think he ran subversive seminars against the ideology. Nothing fills his ego more than overstating his role. What Vaclav Klaus did best during communism was to keep his head low and connive after his convenience.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Czech radar opponents demand review

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Opponents of a plan to put anti-missile radar in the Czech Republic say the country's Constitutional Court should examine the agreements.

Czechs call for end to Lisbon treaty

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 14 (UPI) -- Czech leaders called for an end to the ratification process of the European Commission's Lisbon treaty in the wake of its rejection in an Irish referendum.

Czech crown jewels on display in castle

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 19 (UPI) -- A castle in Prague is the site of a new display of a collection of the Czech Republic's crown jewels, event organizers say.

Czech delays fingerprinted passports

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 11 (UPI) -- Czech President Vaclav Klaus has signed a bill postponing the issuing of passports bearing the fingerprints of owners until 2009.
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