Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Politics

Zeman believes in continued Czech-Polish cooperation with Duda

ČTK |
27 May 2015

President Miloš Zeman believes that he and the newly elected Polish President Andrzej Duda will follow up the previous successful cooperation of Poland and the Czech Republic, Zeman wrote in a letter of congratulations to Duda yesterday.

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ODS: Minister Babiš abuses power, makes business profit

ČTK |
27 May 2015

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) is not only in a conflict of interests but he also abuses power to gain advantages for his giant Agrofert holding, Civic Democrat (opposition ODS) leader Petr Fiala yesterday told the lower house session that will take a no-confidence motion in the government.

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PM: Right-wing opposition offers no alternative

ČTK |
27 May 2015

The Czech right-wing opposition that had provoked the present vote of no confidence in the government has offered no alternative to present centre-left cabinet, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) told the Chamber of Deputies yesterday.

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Government survives no-confidence vote in Parliament

ČTK |
27 May 2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's government on Tuesday survived a no-confidence vote in the lower house of Parliament. Out of 184 lawmakers present only 47 supported the no-confidence motion,105 voted against and 32 abstained. The rightist opposition Civic Democrats (ODS), TOP 09 and Dawn criticised what they called a conflict of interests on the part of Andrej Babiš (ANO), who is finance minister and the owner of Agrofert, a giant food and chemical holding, at the same time.

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MfD: Christian Democrats eyes pact with STAN

ČTK |
26 May 2015

Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL, junior coalition government party) are wooing the Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement with which they would like to form an alliance, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

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Government again rejects proposed quota on refugees

ČTK |
26 May 2015

The government has again rejected proposed quotas on refugees saying that the decision should be solely up to individual EU member states.

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Czech politicians do not expect Polish policy to change with Duda

ČTK |
26 May 2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) does not fear that Poland's pro-European policy would change after Andrzej Duda, winner of the presidential election, assumes the post, he told ČTK yesterday.

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Political analyst Jiří Pehe: The Czech Christian Democrats should look abroad for inspiration

Radio Prague |
26 May 2015

The junior party in the Czech governing coalition, the Christian Democrats, held a party conference over the weekend re-electing an old-new leadership and outlining plans for the future.

PM Sobotka praises government coalition at KDU-ČSL congress

ČTK |
25 May 2015

The government coalition works to the benefit of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told journalists during the two-day national congress of the junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) that started Friday.

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Jurečka re-elected as KDU-ČSL first deputy head

ČTK |
25 May 2015

Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka was re-elected as the first deputy chairman of the junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) at the party congress Saturday and Zuzana Roithová, Jan Bartošek, Jiří Mihola and Ondřej Benešík were elected deputy chairpersons.

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