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English Pages, 9. 3. 2009
When preparing my today’s remarks, I took into my hands – looking for an inspiration – my last year’s speech here, at the Heartland Institute’s Conference. It did not help much. It is evident that the climate change debate has not made any detectable progress and that the much needed, long overdue exchange of views has not yet started.
English Pages, 7. 3. 2009
I would like to thank Paul Glenn for hosting this event and Fred Smith and his Competitive Enterprise Institute for making it happen.
This is not my first speech in Santa Barbara today. This morning I tried to convince the “green” participants of the Wall Street Journal Conference that environmentalism is a bigger threat to mankind than any, in the visible future imaginable global warming.
English Pages, 6. 3. 2009
Many thanks for the invitation to participate in this important and timely gathering of business people, economists, environmentalists and politicians. In this rather confused era, the organizing institution, the Wall Street Journal, remains one of the last pillars of reason and of healthy and so much needed stability and continuity of thoughts and attitudes.
English Pages, 19. 2. 2009
Mr. Chairman, Members of European Parliament,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
First of all, I would like to thank you for the possibility to speak here, in the European Parliament, in one of the key institutions of the European Union. I have been here several times but never before had the opportunity to speak at a plenary session.
English Pages, 11. 2. 2009
The undergoing weakening of democracy and of free markets on the European continent, connected with the European unification process, is a threatening phenomenon especially for someone who spent most of his life in a very authoritative and oppressive communist regime.
English Pages, 20. 1. 2009
Dear Mr. President,
On your last day in office, I would like to express my thanks for all your work which has contributed to strengthening the friendly relations between the United States of America and the Czech Republic.
English Pages, 7. 1. 2009
It is a common feeling that the Czech Republic is taking over the European Union presidency at a rather complicated moment, even though almost all “moments” can eventually be called “complicated”. We should not panic and must say No to people who – by describing the current moment as the historically unique one – want only to manipulate us.
English Pages, 10. 12. 2008
Thank you for the invitation to come here again. I remember quite vividly the positive atmosphere here, in the same hall, a few years ago. I was here in November 2004 – just after the Czech Republic’s EU accession – and spoke about the EU.
English Pages, 9. 12. 2008
It is my great pleasure to be again in your country – after more than two years – and to have the opportunity to present my book “Blue, not Green Planet” here today.
I am really glad that this book of mine has – after Czech, English, German, Dutch, Russian, Polish and Spanish editions – also its Bulgarian version.
English Pages, 1. 12. 2008
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for inviting me to speak here this morning, thank you for your decision to organize this important gathering in the Czech Republic, in Prague.
You came here in a very interesting moment. You came here in the moment when we celebrated (or perhaps it would be more precise to say remembered) the 19th anniversary of the fall of communism in our country.
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