Monday, 21 May 2018

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Babiš demands costs of ministers' trips, representation

ČTK |
18 May 2018

Czech PM Andrej Babis has called on ministers in a letter to calculate the costs of their foreign and domestic trips at Defence Minister Karla Slechtova's request, as well as representation and external advisers, government spokeswoman Barbora Peterova confirmed to CTK on Thursday.

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Zeman tells Social Democrats to support cabinet in referendum

ČTK |
18 May 2018

President Milos Zeman recommended to the Social Democrat (CSSD) members that they support the coalition government of their party and Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO in the intra-party referendum on Thursday.

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Senators receive petition on protection of public service media

ČTK |
18 May 2018

The Czech Senate representatives received a petition on Thursday with over 16,000 signatures calling for the protection of public service media and appealing on politicians to stand up for their independent position, David Smoljak, the petition's author, has said.

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Survey: Czechs increasingly favouring EU, NATO

ČTK |
18 May 2018

The support for the EU and NATO in the Czech Republic considerably rose, while it declined in Hungary and Poland this year, according to a poll conducted in four Visegrad Four countries (also Slovakia) and released on Thursday.

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Senate approves lowering number of MEPs over Brexit

ČTK |
18 May 2018

The Senate, the upper house of the Czech parliament, approved the lowering of the number of MEPs from 751 to 705 due to Brexit on Thursday.

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Interior Minister takes civilian intelligence chief off duty

ČTK |
18 May 2018

Czech civilian intelligence UZSI chief Jiří Šašek has been taken off duty and the investigation of UZSI's financial management has been launched, Interior Minister Lubomír Metnar (ANO) told a press conference on Thursday.

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Czech Philharmonic to receive Antonín Dvořák Prize this year

ČTK |
18 May 2018

The Czech Academy of Classical Music (AKH) will grant the Antonín Dvořák Prize to the Czech Philharmonic this year.

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Senate approves new EU rules for genetic sources

ČTK |
18 May 2018

The Czech Senate approved the government-proposed bill introducing more accurate rules for the use of genetic sources according to EU regulations on Thursday.

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Senate approves reinforcement of military missions abroad

ČTK |
18 May 2018

The Czech Senate smoothly approved the reinforcement of some current military missions abroad and the new presence of troops in the Baltics by the votes of 54 out of the 57 present senators on Thursday.

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No clear conclusion from meeting of three party leaders

ČTK |
18 May 2018

No clear conclusion arose from the talks between Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Jan Hamacek and Vojtech Filip, leaders of ANO, the Social Democrats (CSSD) and the Communists (KSCM), on the government policy statement on Thursday, Hamacek told journalists after the meeting.

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