Saturday, 24 February 2018

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STAN ready to discuss support for next gov't

ČTK |
16 Feb 2018

The Mayors and Independents (STAN) may negotiate with the ANO movement about possible support for the next government in order to prevent the extremist Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and Communists (KSČM) from taking part in power, the STAN national committee decided on Thursday. Party head Petr Gazdík said among the main conditions are the pro-Western focus of the country and no participation of prosecuted politicians in the cabinet.

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Detained Russian hacker's mother asks Zeman for help

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16 Feb 2018

President Milos Zeman received the letter from the mother of alleged Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin, now detained in Prague pending the decision on his extradition to the USA or Russia, who has asked him for help in his liberation, as written by the Russian paper Izvestia on Thursday, Zeman's spokesman Jiri Ovcacek has confirmed.

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Brno procession protests against Roma Holocaust denial

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16 Feb 2018

About 250 people took part in a procession with candles walking through the city of Brno remembering the victims of the Czech Roma Holocaust and denouncing the recent statements by SPD politicians questioning the conditions in the Roma WWII camp in Lety.

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Minister, rectors: Czech universities need budget increase

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16 Feb 2018

The financing of universities in the Czech Republic lags behind the OECD average and must be enhanced, Education Minister Robert Plaga and Czech Rectors' Conference (CKR) deputy head Mikulas Bek agreed at a ceremonial event marking 25 years from the establishment of the CKR on Thursday.

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Zeman to ask Pope to extend Prague Archbishop Duka's mandate

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16 Feb 2018

Czech President Milos Zeman is going to turn to Pope Francis with a request to extend Cardinal Dominik Duka's mandate as Prague Archbishop, he said in an interview on TV Barrandov, adding that he considers Duka a distinguished personality and a patriot.

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StB agents hunted but officers were the evil - Zeman on Babiš case

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16 Feb 2018

Former communist secret police (StB) agents have been hunted based on the lustration law, but it was high StB officers who organised evil, Czech President Milos Zeman said on Thursday reacting to a court's rejection of PM Andrej Babis's complaint about his name figuring as an StB agent in archive files.

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Christian activists protesting against Prague archbishop

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16 Feb 2018

Christian activists resent Prague Archbishop Cardinal Dominik Duka's inclination towards nationalism and extreme right, they said in a letter sent to Pope Francis, asking him not to prolong Duka's tenure, published at their rally outside the Archbishops Palace on Wednesday.

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Slovak ministry ready to face Babiš' action over StB registration

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15 Feb 2018

The Slovak Interior Ministry is ready to face Czech PM Andrej Babis's lawsuit against his registration as a former Czechoslovak communist secret police (StB) agent in StB files, Minister Robert Kalinak said on Wednesday but doubted whether the ministry should be the sued party.

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Czech reservists number rising faster than expected

ČTK |
15 Feb 2018

The Czech military had 2,357 members of active reserves (AZ) at the beginning of February, which is some 900 more than a year ago, so their number is rising faster than the original plans expected, the army command representatives told the lower house defence committee on Wednesday.

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Denník N: Babiš has Communist agent's mentality

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15 Feb 2018

The main problem of Andrej Babiš, Czech PM in resignation, is not that he was an agent of the Communist StB secret service, but that he has the StB mentality, Slovak daily Denník N wrote on Wednesday.

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