Saturday, 29 April 2017

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ČSSD approves election leaders, candidates in eight regions

ČTK |
24 Apr 2017

The Czech senior government Social Democrats' (ČSSD) leadership approved the leaders and lists of candidates for the October general election in eight regions today and it will decide on the remaining six regions on May 12, ČSSD Chairman and PM Bohuslav Sobotka has told reporters.

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Foreign Minister to challenge killed Czech's case in Strasbourg

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24 Apr 2017

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek wants to challenge with the European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg the verdict with which a British court acquitted a British citizen who killed a Czech man last year, he said Friday.

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LN: Parties offer general visions, not concrete issues

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24 Apr 2017

Czech political parties present general visions rather than attractive programs with concrete issues, and their effort may seem ridiculous but it also tells something more important about the atmosphere in Czech society, Petr Kamberský writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday. The Social Democrats (ČSSD) are seeking Czechia 20+, TOP 09 presented The Vision 2030 and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) call its long-term programme Czechia 2050, and the amoebic ANO movement's leader Andrej Babiš has "his dream" that is likely to copy the dreams of his voters.

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ODS wants to prevent President Zeman's re-election

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24 Apr 2017

The Civic Democratic Party (ODS) is seeking a presidential candidate who has a realistic chance to beat incumbent President Miloš Zeman and it is unlikely to support any of his rivals who have joined the presidential contest so far, ODS leader Petr Fiala told journalists Saturday.

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Works of most expensive living artist Richter presented in Prague

ČTK |
24 Apr 2017

The exhibition of Gerhard Richter, the most expensive living artist, will open in the National Gallery in Prague on Wednesday, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported Saturday.

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ODS promises higher pay thanks to lower taxes

ČTK |
24 Apr 2017

The Civic Democrats (right-wing opposition ODS) offer lower taxes resulting in higher salaries and the abolition of the electronic registration of sales (EET), which Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) started introducing in 2016, in their election programme presented Saturday.

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President, health minister reject euthanasia

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24 Apr 2017

President Miloš Zeman, Health Minister Miloslav Ludvík and his predecessor Svatopluk Němeček (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) rejected the plan to make euthanasia legal in their talks at the presidential chateau in Lány near Prague Saturday.

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Pro-life activists march through Prague's centre

ČTK |
24 Apr 2017

A large group of anti-abortion activists marched through the centre of the Czech capital city Saturday, carrying flags, white crosses and banners reading "Children are always Hope" and "Abolish Abortion Law."

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KDU-ČSL: Minimum wage cannot go steeply up anymore

ČTK |
24 Apr 2017

There is no space for "a dramatic increase" in the Czech minimum wage, Deputy Prime Minister Pavel Bělobrádek (Christian Democrats) told Prima TV today, in reaction to the trade unions demand that the minimum monthly wage be raised from CZK 11,000 to CZK 12,500.

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Minister calls on police to submit evidence of suicide game

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24 Apr 2017

Interior Minister Milan Chovanec has called on the police to submit evidence about the existence of the online game Blue Whale, which allegedly encourage the players to commit suicide and against which the police recently warned, he told public Czech Television (ČT) yesterday.

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