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Prague Daily Monitor

Babiš to attend European Nuclear Energy Forum in Prague

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) will attend the 14th European Nuclear Energy Forum (ENEF) in Prague, on Tuesday. This year's forum will focus on the ageing and long-term operation of nuclear power plants in Europe.

Zeman to appoint new ministers on Tuesday

Prague Daily Monitor |
30 Apr 2019

President Miloš Zeman will appoint three new ministers to the cabinet on Tuesday. In addition, Alena Schillerová, the current Finance Minister, will also be appointed a Deputy Prime Minister.

Babiš says new taxes on banks, insurers and mobile operators are possible

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) told Czech Television on Sunday, that a new sectoral tax on banks, insurance companies and mobile operators, could be possible. The Finance Ministry is currently studying the implications.

Onderka would ask minister Staněk to resign

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Apr 2019

Vice Chairman of the Social Democrats Roman Onderka told television host Václav Moravec, on his show on Czech Television, on Sunday that he would ask Culture Minister Antonín Staněk (ČSSD) to resign, if he had the choice.

China cancels cultural concerts in response to Mayor Hřib

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Apr 2019

Novinky.cz reports that the Chinese Ministry of Culture has cancelled several concerts and performances of Prague-based cultural organisations in China, in response to Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib's recent meetings in Taiwan and with Tibetan dissidents. The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra is one such body, which has been affected and its concerts in China in September and October 2019, appear to be cancelled.

Zeman meets Huawei boss

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Apr 2019

President Miloš Zeman met with Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, on Saturday, April 27th, in Beijing. The Czech head of state expressed his hope that Huawei would participate in the setting up of 5G networks in the Czech Republic, in the future.

Zeman arrives in China

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Apr 2019

President Milos Zeman arrived in Beijing on Thursday, to attend the Silk Road – Belt and Road Forum, accompanied by a large delegation of Czech business people, ministers, diplomats and sports starts.

Babiš suggests that Válková could be new Human Rights Commissioner

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Apr 2019

Prime Miniser Andrej Babiš nominated former Justice Minister and ANO politician Helena Válková as the new Human Rights Commissioner, according to Czech Television. The cabinet will discuss the proposal next week.

Babis attends V4-Japan meeting in Bratislava

Prague Daily Monitor |
26 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) attended the third meeting between the Prime Ministers of the Visegrad States and Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, on Thursday, in Bratislava. According to Vlada.cz, the focus of the meeting was on cooperation in the fields of trade, science, research and innovation.

Babiš meets President of National Council of Slovenia

Prague Daily Monitor |
25 Apr 2019

Prime Miniser Andrej Babis (ANO) met with Alojz Kovsca, the President of the National Council of Slovenia, on Wendesday, in Prague.

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