I am convinced that the internal market is the long-term instrument that will help us overcome the crisisFear of protectionism rattles in Europe Feb 11, 2009
I am not going to force members of my parliament to support Lisbon, and I would not bet 100 crowns on a Czech 'Yes'Czech leader says EU treaty might not pass Jun 20, 2008
We have agreed in the end that it will be ideal to sign both treaties together. If everything turned out well... both treaties would be signed in the first decade (first 10 days of June)BMD Focus: Czechs back BMD plan -- Part 1 Apr 30, 2008
As for the 18 EU member states who host U.S. military bases, it is not up to them to comment on the existence of such a presence in the Czech RepublicMerkel: NATO should defuse missile tension Mar 06, 2007
Mirek Topolánek (Czech pronunciation: ) (born 15 May 1956 in Vsetín, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic) is the former prime minister of the Czech Republic and President of the European Council. A member of the Civic Democratic Party, he has been chairman of the center-right party since November 2002, succeeding Václav Klaus, the current President of the Czech Republic.
On 24 March 2009, Topolánek announced his resignation, along with his Government, after it lost a no-confidence vote in the Czech Parliament. He remained in office until 8 May, at which point Jan Fischer took office as an independent Prime Minister leading an interim caretaker government.
Mirek Topolánek attended a military high school in Opava, where he became a Socialistic Union of Youth member which he claimed to be semi-obligatory for future officers. After finishing he studied at Brno University of Technology where he received an Ing. degree in mechanical engineering. In 1996 he won a scholarship for Training Course in Management of small and medium enterprise (MIM) in Cyprus and also attended a post-graduate Course in Corporate Management (Centre for Management Training, Čelákovice CZ).