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English Pages, 26. 7. 2008
Has President Kaczynski convinced you to ratify the Lisbon Treaty?
President Kaczyński did not try to convince me about the beauty of the Lisbon Treaty. My views in this respect are firm and they can’t be changed.
English Pages, 23. 7. 2008
On October 28th this year, we will remember the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of the independent Republic of Czechoslovakia. The most important public holiday of our country is always an opportunity to think about our recent history and current orientation.
English Pages, 18. 7. 2008
What kind of memories do you have about the break-up of the Czechoslovak federation in the Tugendhat Villa in Brno in 1992?
The Czechoslovak federation had been moving toward the break-up slowly but continuously since the fall of Communism in 1989.
English Pages, 1. 7. 2008
I am greatly honoured to have had the privilege of knowing Lord Harris personally. I got to know him as the General Director of the British Institute of Economic Affairs, as a free market thinker, an analytical economist, and a persistent polemicist, who had always stayed devoted to conservative values; the very values he had been promoting already in the 1950s, i.e. at the time when they were far from being obvious, when they were questioned from all sides, and when they were – even in his native Britain – deeply out of favour.
English Pages, 25. 6. 2008
At the request of the Constitutional Court, made through Judge-Rapporteur Vojen Güttler, LL.D., and delivered to me on 9 May 2008, file No. Pl. US 19/08, regarding the petition from the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic requesting an assessment of compliance of the Lisbon Treaty, amending the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty Establishing the European Community, concluded in Lisbon on 13 December 2007 (hereafter referred to as the "Lisbon Treaty"), with the constitutional system, filed according to Article 87 (2) of the Constitution of the Czech Republic, I am presenting, within the time limit required by Article 69 (1) of Act No 182/1993 Coll. on the Constitutional Court, the following statement:
English Pages, 25. 6. 2008
Irish people said NO to the Lisbon Treaty, how this result will affect the European Union?
The European Union must not be based on ignoring its own rules and principles.
English Pages, 19. 6. 2008
What do you think about the Irish NO?
The whole of Europe should thank the Irish people for slowing down the current erroneous processes towards more unification, towards the suppression of nation states, towards a ‘Europe of regions’, and towards greater centralization from above, which the Lisbon Treaty embodied.
English Pages, 12. 6. 2008
Ten years have passed since the founding of the European Central Bank but it seems as if it was yesterday. This was the last crucial step towards the introduction of the euro, a currency that was adopted by many European countries.
English Pages, 28. 5. 2008
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is really a pleasure for me to be here. I mean it seriously. Therefore, I should begin with expressing my sincere thanks:
- thanks for giving me the opportunity to participate in this annual event and to address this distinguished audience, where I am proud to see so many friends;
English Pages, 27. 5. 2008
It is a great pleasure to be here. Let me thank all those who helped to make the English translation and publication of my book “Blue Planet in Green Shackles” possible, especially Fred Smith and his Competitive Enterprise Institute, and those who co-organized the presentation of it in this very prestigious place.
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