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Interview with President Václav Klaus for Knack.be

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.

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Lord Harris of Central Europe

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.

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Reply to the Constitutional Court Regarding the Lisbon Treaty

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:

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Interview with El País

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.

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Interview with President Klaus about Irish rejection of the Lisbon Treaty

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.

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Ten Years of Euro: A Reason for Celebration?

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.

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Washington CEI Speech: Is Schumpeter’s Vision of the End of Capitalism Relevant?

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;

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Notes for the Washington, D.C. Presentation of the Book “Blue Planet in Green Shackles”

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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Address of the President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus delivered on the occasion of the Independence Day of the State of Israel

English Pages, 13. 5. 2008

Dear Mr. Ambassador, dear ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to thank you for your invitation to this gathering, which takes place on the occasion of the Independence Day of your country and is at the same time a reminder of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

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Theses of President Klaus at the Summit of Central European Presidents in Ohrid

English Pages, 3. 5. 2008

President Crvenkovski, dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

1. I would like, first, to thank President Crvenkovski for organizing this, already 15th, meeting of Presidents of Central, Southern and Eastern European countries in this beautiful place and even for preparing such an excellent weather.

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