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Petr Nečas was sworn in as Prime Minister of the Czech Republic by the President in July 2010, after the Czech general election in 2010, and won a vote of confidence for his government from Parliament in August 2010. He leads the Civic Democratic Party (ODS). Prior to becoming the Prime Minister, Petr Nečas served as a Minister of Labor and Social Affairs and a Deputy Prime Minister in 2006-9, and as the First Deputy Minister of Defense in 1995-6.
Current developments in Europe leave us in no doubt that the continent’s position in the world is undergoing a radical shift. We are struggling to find a way to restore sustainable economic growth and to succeed amid the rising global competition. Europe seeks a new role in the changing geometry of global power and geo-economic and geo-political balance.