Sunday, 1 February 2015

Politics

Poll: Social Democrats closing gap behind ANO

ČTK |
30 Jan 2015

Czech senior governing Social Democrats are closing the gap in popularity behind the leading ANO, movement headed by Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, according to a poll conducted by the CVVM polling institute this month and released Thursday.

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Zeman to receive new ambassadors, including Kim Il-sung's son

ČTK |
29 Jan 2015

President Miloš Zeman will take over the credentials of five new ambassadors, including Kim Pyong-il, son of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, today.

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Postránecký becomes deputy minister for civil service

ČTK |
29 Jan 2015

The post of Czech deputy interior minister in charge of civil service, established by the new civil service law, goes to Josef Postránecký, now a senior clerk at the Interior Ministry, the cabinet decided Wednesday.

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ANO to have foreign policy plan of its own

ČTK |
28 Jan 2015

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO, the most popular Czech party and the second strongest in parliament, still has no foreign policy of its own, which it wants to change by appointing a shadow chief diplomat, Kateřina Šafaříková writes in Lidové noviny on Tuesday.

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President, politicians react to Greek election results

Radio Prague |
27 January 2015

President Miloš Zeman as well as a number of prominent Czech politicians commented the results of the Greek election on Monday, won by leftist-party SYRIZA, which is aiming for austerity measures in place to be softened.

Drápalová elected new head of Czech Greens

ČTK |
26 Jan 2015

Czech Greens approved the institute of co-chairmanship within which the party will be headed by two chairpersons, a man and a woman, at their national congress on Sunday, newly elected party leader Jana Drápalová said. At first, the Greens will have to change their party rules during the year. "We want to be a modern party that wants to show that equal opportunities of men and women in our programme are no empty gestures," she added.

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PM: gov't gives no blank cheque for TTIP signing

ČTK |
23 Jan 2015

The government has given "no blank cheque" for the signing of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union and the United States, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said during Question Time in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday.

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Ex-minister: president, gov't not promoting ties to USA

ČTK |
23 Jan 2015

President Miloš Zeman and members of the present government are not active enough towards the United States and they do not try to reverse the trend of the U.S. decreasing interest in the Czech Republic, former minister Alexandr Vondra (Civic Democrats, ODS) told ČTK yesterday.

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Pavel Šámal appointed chairman of the Supreme Court

ČTK |
23 Jan 2015

President Miloš Zeman appointed Pavel Šámal new chairman of the Supreme Court (NS) yesterday and wished him that the NS verdicts be inspiration to lower-level courts. An expert in criminal law, Šámal has replaced NS's long-serving chairwoman Iva Brožová. Brožová, 63, announced her resignation on Tuesday.

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President appoints new judges

ČTK |
22 Jan 2015

President Miloš Zeman yesterday appointed 26 new judges who were proposed by Justice Minister Helena Válková (ANO) to him and whose list was approved by the coalition government of Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD).

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