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Václav Klaus: Digitalization needs politics (or vice versa: do politics and society need digitalization?)

English Pages, 28. 1. 2020

I dont pretend to be an expert on digitalization, on information technology, or computers. I dont even use a smartphone. I am, therefore, really not the right person to address this topic. I tried to explain this to David Ungar-Klein but as you all know him, youll probably agree with me that it is impossible to change his view once hes made up his mind. When he decides to make me the introductory speaker of this panel, there is no way to resist it. At least this is my experience. 

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Václav Klaus: Notes for the Sunday Evening Ceremony: From Tradition to Innovation

English Pages, 27. 1. 2020

Good evening, it is an honour for me to be the first one who is asked to speak here. Most of us have been here in Vienna, at the Vienna Congress Com.sult before and we all know that this opening dinner is a very good opportunity to say hello to each other, to meet old friends and to get a chance to find new ones.

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“The EU in its current form is a tragic mistake of the European history.”

English Pages, 30. 10. 2019

Russia in Global Affairs Associate Editor Glenn Diesen talks with former President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus about the current state of affairs in the EU, populism, green politics, globalization, and other controversial issues of today.

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The 2019 Climate Alarmists´ Offensive is Exclusively Politically Driven

English Pages, 20. 8. 2019

Some of us have been trying to oppose the irrational, populist and evidently non-scientific climate alarmism for a very long period of time, some of us for years, some even for decades. In my speech here – in Erice – in 2012, I said: “this doctrine, as a set of beliefs, is an ideology, if not a religion. It lives independently on the science of climatology. Its disputes are not about temperature, but are a part of the conflict of ideologies… This doctrine is a loosely connected cascade of arguments, not a monolithic concept which – because of its structure – escapes the scrutiny of science.”

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National Sovereignty and the Unsolvable Problem of the EU

English Pages, 10. 6. 2019

Many thanks for inviting me and for asking me to talk about “National Sovereignty and the Problem of the EU”. The suggested title is excellent and goes straight to the real point of the issue which is for many of us – on our continent – the crucial one. More and more Europeans feel that they are losing their national sovereignty and one of their most important identities – the national one.

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Today´s Russia: The Consequences of an only Incompletely Realized Systemic Transformation

English Pages, 4. 6. 2019

Many thanks for bringing me here. I have to admit that for someone like me – from Central Europe, from a country without a direct contact with the sea – this is an extraordinary experience. In the past, in the communist era, I didn’t have a chance to sail on such a big ship.

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Václav Klaus: The Speech on the Occasion of Argentina National Day

English Pages, 27. 5. 2019

I am honoured to be asked to say a few words on the occasion of the National Day of Argentina, the day when you remember and celebrate the historic revolution which paved the way to the independence of Argentina. Your country won the independence a century before my country. 

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Notes for London Brexit Party Campaign Rally

English Pages, 22. 5. 2019


1) Dear Brexit friends, it is a great honour and pleasure for me to be here with all of you. To be here as the only foreign but I would like to stress as a friend of your country. I have to express my gratitude to my good friend Nigel Farage for inviting me.

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Speech in China: Notes for Wuzhen

English Pages, 13. 5. 2019

1) Many thanks for the invitation, for including me into this group. I haven’t been to China already for a long time. Here, in the Shanghai region, I was last time in the middle of the last decade. It was during my official state visit to China and I remember that I was taken also to another water town Zhu-Jia-Jiao. Once again, many thanks for giving me this opportunity.

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