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Czech deputy PM should consult his Romanies initiative-official

Prague, 22.4.2008 15:13, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech deputy prime minister and Local Development Minister Jiri Cunek, Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman, should rather reduce his initiative in solving the Romany issue, Dana Kuchtova, first deputy chairwoman of the junior government Greens (SZ), told CTK today.  full story

Czech minister Cunek offers solution to Romany issue

Prague, 21.4.2008 22:38, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Local Development Minister Jiri Cunek (junior government Christian Democrats, KDU-CSL) said on Radio Impuls today he had his own comprehensive plan for the solution of the Romany issue in the Czech Republic.  full story

Vsetin to repair Romany family's house elsewhere in Moravia

Cechy pod Kosirem, North Moravia, 10.4.2008 17:09, (ROMEA/CTK) The Tulejs, a Romany family that lived in Vsetin, north Moravia, until the town moved them out and resettled in Cechy pod Kosirem, will keep living in their "new" house as the Vsetin hall will finance its repair, Cechy Mayor Zdenek Mader said today.  full story

Cunek returns to Czech government, Schwarzenberg stays in it

Prague, 1.4.2008 17:49, (ROMEA/CTK) Jiri Cunek, leader of the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), is returning to the posts of deputy prime minister and local development minister he left last November over corruption allegations, Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek told journalists today.  full story

Czech KDU-CSL head says dispute over U.S. report solved

Prague, 29.3.2008 12:00, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Jiri Cunek considers the dispute over critical remarks on him in a U.S. State Department's report settled, he told journalists today after meeting U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Richard Graber.  full story

Czech KDU-CSL leader protests against U.S. human rights report

Prague, 14.3.2008 17:08, (ROMEA/CTK) Chairman of the Czech junior governing Christian Democrats Jiri Cunek today protested against the parts of the U.S. Department of State annual report on the state of human rights in the world concerning him in a letter sent to U.S. ambassador Richard Graber.  full story

U.S. report criticises Czechs for corruption, discrimination

New York/Washington, 13.3.2008 10:20, (ROMEA/CTK) Corruption and law enforcement are big problems in the Czech Republic, although the government protects the rights of its citizens, the report of the U.S. State Department on human rights for 2007 said today, prompting a sharp reaction of the Czech prime minister.  full story

Czech Greens minister questions Cunek's return to govt

Prague, 3.3.2008 21:52, (ROMEA/CTK) Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman Jiri Cunek should not return to the Czech government since he has not yet clearly explained the origin of his incomes and his stance on the Romanies' integration, Education Minister Ondrej Liska (Greens) told radio Impuls today.  full story

Former Czech deputy PM Cunek says his return to govt not far away

Prague, 24.2.2008 19:08, (ROMEA/CTK) Jiri Cunek, chairman of the junior ruling Christian Democratic Party (KDU-CSL), said on Czech Television (CT) today the day of his return to government is coming close.  full story

Cunek wants Czech government to deal with his Romany plan

Prague, 20.1.2008 17:21, (ROMEA/CTK) Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) Jiri Cunek leader wants his the Czech government to approve his plan of aid to socially excluded Romanies, Cunek told the commercial television station Prima today.  full story

Cunek suspected of plagiarism in his speech on Romanies

Prague, 15.1.2008 11:30, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech junior ruling Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman Jiri Cunek allegedly rewrote parts of Jakub Steiner's essay in his controversial speech on Romanies pronounced last Friday at his party's conference, Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) and Lidove noviny (LN) report today.  full story

Romany activists criticise Czech KDU-CSL head's statements

Prague, 11.1.2008 20:00, (ROMEA/CTK) Romany activists expressed indignation at the controversial statements by Czech junior ruling Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman Jiri Cunek in which he attacked the Romanies' family values, Romany associations' representatives told CTK.  full story

Romany culture contradicts Human Rights Charter - Cunek

Prague, 11.1.2008 18:38, (ROMEA/CTK) The traditional Romany culture and its system of values are "in many cases" at variance with the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, Czech junior ruling Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) chairman Jiri Cunek said at the party's programme conference today.  full story

Czech NSZ nods to attorney's decision to drop Cunek's prosecution

Brno, 23.11.2007 9:56, (ROMEA/CTK) The prosecution of Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Jiri Cunek over suspected corruption has been definitively dropped as the Supreme State Attorney's Office (NSZ) has checked and upheld the district state attorney's decision that the prosecution be halted, Pavel Foltan said today.  full story

Czech Christian Democrats head pulling party under water-press

Prague, 12.11.2007 16:47, (ROMEA/CTK) The Czech junior governing Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) seem not to mind that their chairman Jiri Cunek had to leave the cabinet over suspected corruption and dubious finances, but Cunek is pulling the party under the water, Petr Uhl writes in the daily Pravo today.  full story

Romany organisations welcome Czech deputy PM's resignation

Prague, 1.11.2007 22:55, (ROMEA/CTK) Representatives of significant Romany organisations in the Czech Republic welcomed the resignation of Deputy PM Jiri Cunek, head of the junior ruling Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), today. They said they hope that the cases in which Cunek is involved would be investigated thoroughly.  full story

Cunek to leave as Czech deputy PM on Wednesday

Prague, 1.11.2007 13:22, (ROMEA/CTK) Jiri Cunek, Czech deputy PM and head of the junior ruling Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), today announced that he will leave the coalition government on Wednesday. He said he decided to resign as first deputy prime minister and local development minister after it surfaced that Supreme State Attorney Renata Vesecka wants to reopen the case of his alleged corruption.  full story

Family money, Romany issue main problems of Czech deputy PM Cunek

Prague, 31.10.2007 18:49, (ROMEA/CTK) The political career of Jiri Cunek, Czech deputy prime minister Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader, steeply rose a year ago when the then regional politician was elected to the Senate, but soon it was threatened by his dubious finances and his relation to minorities.  full story

Czech controversial minister Cunek should go

Prague, 31.10.2007 17:02, (ROMEA/CTK) The idea of a deputy prime minister who fails to pay taxes and abuses social benefits seems absurd in the countries that are even less developed than the Czech Republic, Martin Zverina writes in the daily Lidove noviny today, referring to the latest uproar around Czech Deputy PM Jiri Cunek.  full story

Czech Constitutional Court to deal with Cunek's statements

Prague, 30.10.2007 13:59, (ROMEA/CTK) Czech Romany woman Claudie Laburdova has filed a constitutional complaint against the police decision to shelve a criminal complaint filed against Deputy Prime Minister Jiri Cunek for his statements about Romanies, Laburdova's lawyers Martin Conka and David Masa told CTK today.  full story

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