Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Another one topples
The Czech government has become the latest victim of the economic crisis after it was forced from office when it lost a confidence vote in the Prague parliament. His administration's collapse threatens to plunge Prague's EU presidency into chaos and will leave it rudderless ahead of the crucial G20 summit in London next week. Prime minister Mirek Topolanek's government is halfway through its six-month EU presidency. The latest government collapse, following the resignation this week of Hungary's prime minister, will increase concerns about growing political instability in eastern European countries which have been hit hard by the economic crisis.