Thursday, 30 October 2014

Politics

ANO to head České Budějovice city hall

Radio Prague |
27 October 2014

The ANO party in the southern city of České Budějovice has struck a deal with TOP 09, the Christian Democrats and the local grouping Citizens for Budějovice to form a coalition at the city hall, the local ANO party leader, Jiří Svoboda said.

Civic Democrats to boycott Czech MPs' trip to Moscow

Radio Prague |
27 October 2014

The opposition Civic Democrats are the only party in the lower house of the Czech Parliament that will boycott a planned trip of Czech MPs to Moscow, the news website novinky.cz reported on Sunday

President Zeman defends decision not to invite two rectors for Independence Day ceremony

Radio Prague |
27 October 2014

President Miloš Zeman has defended his decision not to invite two university rectors to a Prague Castle ceremony marking Czechoslovakia Independence Day on 28 October, the most important Czech public holiday. Just like last year, Mr Zeman's office omitted the rectors of Brno's Masaryk University and the South Bohemian University in České Budějovice from the guest list over past disagreements.

Parties agree on division of posts in Prague City Council

Radio Prague |
24 October 2014

The ANO party, along with the Social Democrats and the three-way coalition of the Greens, the Christian Democrats and Mayors and Independents, who are holding talks on forming a coalition in Prague, have reached agreement on a division of seats in the City Council.

ANO takes five seats in Prague city hall and mayor's post

Radio Prague |
23 October 2014

The ANO party, along with the Social Democrats and the three-way coalition of the Greens, the Christian Democrats and Mayors and Independents have agreed on forming a coalition at Prague City Hall.

Press: Zeman again refusing to invite rectors to traditional ceremony

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

President Miloš Zeman has again not invited university rectors with whom he has had disputes in the past to a ceremony on October 28 at which state honours will be presented.

President rates government favorably

Radio Prague |
21 October 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman rated the Czech government favorably in an interview on Sunday, telling commercial broadcaster TV Nova that Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had been successful in keeping the coalition together, which he saw as crucial.

Jiří Pařízek to head Prague branch of TOP 09

Radio Prague |
22 October 2014

Jiří Pařízek, until now the city councillor for transport, has been named interim chairman of the Prague branch of TOP 09 by the party’s regional executive committee.

Coalition slowly taking shape in Prague

Radio Prague |
21 October 2014

ANO, the Social Democrats and the Three-Party Coalition (The Greens, Christian Democrats, STAN) have agreed on key issues in negotiations on a possible coalition at Prague City Hall.

Ruling coalition preserves majority in Parliament’s upper chamber

Radio Prague |
21 October 2014

The Czech centre-left coalition government has conserved a comfortable majority in the Senate after 18 of their candidates won seats in the upper chamber of Parliament over the weekend. Among ideas agreed, is the construction of a new “D” metro line.

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