Sunday, 23 November 2014

Politics

Sobotka tells deputy minister questioning Havel policies to fall in line with government

Radio Prague |
21 November 2014

The Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, has told a deputy foreign minister, Petr Drulák, to respect the country’s foreign policy in the field of human rights.

Zeman: Europe, US, Russia and China should unite against Islamic terrorism

Radio Prague |
20 November 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman says Europe, the US, Russia and China should join forces to combat Islamic terrorism. Speaking in an interview in Wednesday’s edition of the German daily Bild, Mr. Zeman said Islamic terrorism was a bigger problem than the Ukraine crisis,

Milan Štěch re-elected Senate chairman

Radio Prague |
20 November 2014

Milan Štěch has been re-elected chairman of the Senate at its first session since elections last month in which a third of its seats were up for grabs.

ANO would win elections on 32%, Civic Democrats would beat TOP 09, suggests poll

Radio Prague |
20 November 2014

ANO would come first in general elections with 32 percent of the vote, suggests a poll conducted this month by the STEM agency.

Prime Minister Sobotka endorses Havel legacy on US visit

Radio Prague |
20 November 2014

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka’s ongoing visit to the United States has been marked by efforts to boost his country’s standing with the US administration. The country’s reputation in Washington has suffered after several senior Czech officials signalled the abandonment of a human-rights driven foreign policy shaped during the presidency of Václav Havel.

PM reacts to protests against president

Radio Prague |
19 November 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, on an official four-day visit to the US, has reacted to protests against Czech head-of-state Miloš Zeman on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution which toppled the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. In a text message to the Czech News Agency, the prime minister noted that while the throwing of eggs at the president was “unacceptable aggression”, Mr Zeman likewise, in his view, shouldn’t have used expletives in a recent radio broadcast.

Zeman invites Putin and other heads of state to visit Czech Republic in January

Radio Prague |
19 November 2014

President Miloš Zeman has invited representatives of the WWII victorious powers, including Vladimir Putin, to visit the Czech Republic in January, the spokesman for the Presidential Office Jiří Ovčáček told the Czech Radio on Tuesday.

PM Sobotka to meet with US vice president Joe Biden

Radio Prague |
19 November 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, who is on a four-day visit to the United States, is set to meet with vice president Joe Biden in the White House on Tuesday.

PM Sobotka approves ANO nominee for transport minister

Radio Prague |
18 November 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has approved the nomination of Dan Ťok for the post of transport minister, Mr Ťok told reporters after meeting with the prime minister on Saturday.

Czech, Slovak prime ministers criticize influence of business on politics

Radio Prague |
18 November 2014

The Czech and Slovak prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka and Robert Fico, have criticized the influence of business on politics. Mr Sobotka, who appeared along with his Slovak counterpart in a debate on Czech TV on Sunday, said entrepreneurs had discredited political parties.

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