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16.10.2013EU Member States Hinder Savings in the Operation of the European Parliament

Czech MEP Edvard Kožušník, member of the Single Seat initiative campaigning for a single seat of the European Parliament (EP), sent out letters to the leaders of EU Member States asking whether they would be willing to support a reduction of the institution’s current three seats to one. Of the 28 addressees of the letters, 15 have not answered the question. This means that Members States are hindering savings in the operation of the European Parliament, unlike MEPs who support this move from 88%.

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01.08.2013Eurodiputado hace una carrera de 1.300 Km

Una carrera de más de 1.300 kilómetros a través de la República Checa es lo que tiene previsto el eurodiputado checo Edvard Kožušník. El recorrido planificado ha de completarse en 43 días. Como parte de su carrera, Kožušník tiene previsto hacer más de 300 paradas en las que le gustaría realizar encuentros con los ciudadanos.

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30.07.2013MEP to Run 1,300 km

Czech MEP Edvard Kožušník plans to run more than 1,300 kilometres across the entire Czech Republic. The planned route should take him 43 days. Along the way, Mr Kožušník intends to make more than 300 stops to meet with citizens.

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06.02.2013JUST ONE SECOND – JUST ONE SEAT

Edvard Kožušník, the Czech MEP of the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group, has decided to launch efforts to establish a single seat for the European Parliament. He aims to gradually convince the representatives of the governments of the Member States to support rationalizing the operating expenses of the European Parliament. 

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04.09.2012The EU and Government Procurement

A visiting delegation of members of the European Parliament spread out across town yesterday, mostly to discuss with US officials the economic situation on both sides of the Atlantic and what can be done about it. One member told WTD that the visit was particularly timely because both government bodies are in the middle of implementing new international banking rules.

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23.07.2012Oswaldo Payá - dies the hope for change in Cuba

Prague, 23 July 2012 - On Sunday, 22 July, Oswaldo Payá, informal Cuban opposition leader, tragically died in a traffic accident. According to the Czech MEP Edvard Kožušník, who is one of the few Czech politicians who knew Oswaldo Payá in person, this loss is a severe blow to the Cuban democratic opposition. "Oswaldo was not only the hope for change of the regime in Cuba, but mainly the key personality for the period of transition from totalitarianism to democracy. Fortunately, the projects realized by for a number of years, conveying the plan for the transformation of Cuban society towards democratic free elections, are here to stay," said Mr Kožušník with respect to the tragic accident.

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21.01.2012Socialismo o muerte

Prague, 21 January 2012 – Socialismo o muerte (socialism or death) is a dangerous slogan of the criminal communist ideology, used for over forty years by the communist gerontocracy ruling Cuba. That is how Edvard Kožušník, Czech Member of the European Parliament, sees the fate of Cuban dissident Wilmar Villar Mendozy who died this Thursday. "When less than two years ago, Orlando Zapata Tamayo died in a Cuban prison, I likened his death to that of Pavel Wonka, the last Czech dissident who paid for his opposition to the totalitarian communist regime with his life in a communist prison. Unfortunately, I was wrong then. The Cuban communist regime keeps fighting for its bare existence, even at the cost of total elimination of its opponents", said Kožušník to the death of the Cuban dissident.

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23.11.2011Economic crisis and migration high on the agenda of Eurolat

The economic crisis is not actually a global crisis but a Euro-Atlantic and especially eurozone debt crisis, parliamentarians from Latin America stressed at a meeting with MEPs in Brussels. Latin America registered six percent economic growth last year with a further 4.4 percent prodicted for 2012. This variance in growth, with the EU flatlining and deficits spiralling, could undermine the development of trade links between the two continents, participants heard.

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10.11.2011EU’s CEN-CENELEC committee wins Czech anti-bureaucracy prize

Prague, Nov 10 (CTK) – The European committee for technological standardisation (CEN-CENELEC) has received the sixth annual anti-bureaucracy prize of the Czech eStat.cz group Thursday.

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