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20 Years After the Fall of Communism: Not a Final Victory for Freedom

English Pages, 5. 11. 2009

Many thanks for the invitation. I remember speaking here in the middle of the 1990’s but I was not able to find the text of my speech. It was – no doubt – devoted to the problems of transition from communism to a free society because in that era it was the topic of the day.

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Speech at the Washington Times Climate Change Policy Conference

English Pages, 4. 11. 2009

Many thanks for the invitation and for the courage to organize such an important gathering in the moment when political correctness tells you not to do it.

We are meeting one month before the Climate Change Copenhagen Summit and several weeks before the U.S. Senate hearing regarding the cap-and-trade scheme.

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Address to the Members of the Diplomatic Corps on the Occasion of the Czech National Day

English Pages, 28. 10. 2009

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to welcome you at the Prague Castle, at this traditional meeting of the President of the Czech Republic with the heads of diplomatic missions on the occasion of the Czech National Day.

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Address of the President of the Czech Republic at the Ceremonial Assembly on October 28

English Pages, 28. 10. 2009

Dear high government officials, representatives of the diplomatic corps, ladies and gentlemen, dear viewers and listeners of television and radio stations,

Tonight, on the occasion of our most important state holiday, we are meeting here, in a free country, for the twentieth time to celebrate the formation of our modern independent state.

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Reply to the Constitutional Court Regarding the Lisbon Treaty

English Pages, 17. 10. 2009

I appreciate the effort of the group of senators to gain certainty whether the Lisbon Treaty is or is not consistent with Czech constitutional order. Their conscientious and responsible approach is evident from the full versions of the Treaty of Rome and the Maastricht Treaty that have been attached to the draft text along with a clear designation of changes to these treaties by the Lisbon Treaty.

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Statement of President Václav Klaus on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty

English Pages, 9. 10. 2009

To start with, let me say I was planning this press conference a little bit later, definitely not this afternoon. After the phone call with the Swedish Prime Minister Reinfeld yesterday and after the disclosure of the contents of our conversation that – according to our agreement – was to stay confidential, a number of speculations appeared that I’d like to stop.

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Introduction to the Presentation of the Book “Blue Planet in Green Shackles” in Tirana

English Pages, 5. 10. 2009

It is my great pleasure to be in Albania for the first time and to have the opportunity to present my book “Planeti blu në vargonj të gjelbër“ here today. We had very friendly and productive talks with President Topi and Prime Minister Berisha this morning and I can assure you that your country has a good friend in the Czech Republic.

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President sent a letter of congratulations to Prof. James Buchanan

English Pages, 3. 10. 2009

Dear Professor Buchanan,

I would like to congratulate you on the occasion of your 90th birthday and wish you sound health and much happiness.

This significant jubilee is a suitable occasion to recognize your enormous achievements and your great academic work. I am sure it has been done in many places of the world.

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Farewell address of President Václav Klaus on the occasion of Pope Benedict XVI visit in the Czech Republic

English Pages, 28. 9. 2009

Your Holiness,

let me, first, on behalf of the whole country of ours, to thank you for your memorable visit.

Your stay in our country, the message you so convincingly brought us, your appeal to mutual understanding, to tolerance, to peace, to the importance of reason, of creed, of ethic was delivered in a way we got it and understood it.

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The United Nations General Assembly Speech

English Pages, 23. 9. 2009

Madam Chair, Madame Deputy Secretary General, Dear colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

My country, the Czech Republic, has always appreciated the role the United Nations has been playing in strengthening security, stability and prosperity in the world. I want to assure you that we will continue to participate in the United Nations activities.

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