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Kryzánek, Ladislav

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Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | 28/03/2011

Chancellor in danger

The defeat of the Christian Democrats (CDU) in elections in the German state of Baden-Württemberg could endanger Chancellor Angela Merkel, writes the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes: "The elections in Baden-Württemberg were seen as a kind of mini referendum on Chancellor Merkel and her black-yellow coalition. Political experts are not excluding the possibility that the results will have a major impact on government policy in Berlin as well. Without doubt the escalated debate about the safety of nuclear power plants and their future as well as the controversial construction of the city of Stuttgart's new central train station strongly affected the outcome. Both issues are driving to voters into the arms of the opposition. ... In this election marathon year there are three more state elections to come. The defeat in Baden-Württemberg may not be Merkel's downfall but it could be the beginning of the end."

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | 13/09/2010

Islamisation as the true agenda

The liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes quotes fears that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is endangering Turkey's separation of powers and pursuing the Islamisation of the country with the referendum on constitutional reform: "Erdoğan's party has managed to consolidate all important offices in its hands. It controls the legislative and forms the government, and even the president belongs to its ranks. The country lacks a senate that could act as a counterweight. ... Opposition figures never tire of saying that Erdoğan is not really interested in rapprochement with the EU. What he really wants is to fill the highest judicial offices with his supporters. In all of this he is really only pursuing his long-term goal: the Islamisation of Turkey. Because in his opinion the West couldn't care less about Turkey and doesn't really want it in the EU. Time will tell if that is in fact the case."

Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | 10/12/2007

A new dialogue between the EU and Africa?

The EU-Africa summit has failed to produce concrete results on concrete issues, in particular trade, writes Ladislav Kryzánek. "Some African countries have made it clear that they prefer to work together with China or India. Half a century after colonial rule came to an end, relations between Africa and Europe are still sensitive and complex. And the competition is very much on the ball. The EU may still be Africa's most important trade partner, but China is aggressively trying to supplant it. It's less complicated for Beijing: it has no scruples and unlike the Europeans doesn't ask awkward questions about human rights - it just gets down to business."

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