Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Politics

MfD: Germany's AfD looking for ally among Czechs, perhaps ODS

ČTK |
4 May 2016

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), the third strongest German party, would like to form an alliance with a Czech party, perhaps with the opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS), daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes on Tuesday.

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ANO launching campaign for regional, Senate elections

ČTK |
4 May 2016

Finance Minister Andrej Babis's ANO has started its campaign for the autumn regional and Senate elections with the slogan We Want a Better Czech Republic, it said in a press released on Tuesday.

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Populist leader announces plans to create Czech version of Germany's AfD

Radio Prague |
3 May 2016

The movement Bloc Against Islam, which had hopes of running on a joint-platform with the Dawn party in regional and Senate elections this autumn, is to be transformed into a regular party modeled along Germany's AfD. Its leader Martin Konvička said the new political entity would seek to establish close contacts with AfD in order to bolster its position on the scene in preparation for the 2017 parliamentary elections.

Bloc Against Islam founds political movement for elections

ČTK |
2 May 2016

Martin Konvicka and Petr Hampl, the chairman and deputy chairman of the far-right extra-parliamentary Bloc Against Islam, have announced in a new video that they are founding a political movement that will be running in the general election in 2017.

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HN: Zeman, Babiš are closing gaps before elections

ČTK |
29 Apr 2016

President Miloš Zeman's visit to Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's Čapí hnízdo yesterday will be the strongest signal of the two men's coming close to one another before the general and presidential election, daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) reported.

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Senators challenge law enabling Czech police to ban protest

ČTK |
29 Apr 2016

The Constitutional Court (US) will deal with the complaint about a part of the law, based on which the police closed a square outside the Prague Castle during the Chinese President's visit, as the law has been challenged by 18 senators.

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Zeman is biggest problem of Czech foreign policy, analysis shows

ČTK |
29 Apr 2016

The main problem of the Czech foreign policy is President Miloš Zeman, according to an annual political analysis that the Association for International Affairs (AMO), a NGO seated in Prague, released yesterday.

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Zeman farm visit seen as sign of closer ties with Babiš

Radio Prague |
29 April 2016

On Thursday President Miloš Zeman visited a farm in central Bohemia. Not just any farm, but the controversial Stork’s Nest.

Interview with Tomáš Prouza, State Secretary for European Affairs

Prague Connect |
28 April 2016

According to Tomáš Prouza, the Czech Republic is a reliable and predictable member of the European Union. How does it make his work as the main liaison between the Czech government and Brussels easier?

V4 parliaments' reps meet in Prague, criticise quotas

ČTK |
28 Apr 2016

Representatives of the parliaments of the Visegrad Four (V4) countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, again criticised the EU refugees quotas at their meeting at Stirin chateau near Prague yesterday.

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