Friday, 27 May 2016

Politics

ANO party continues to top election polls with sizeable lead over Social Democrats

ČTK |
26 May 2016

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO would win the election to the Chamber of Deputies if they were held now with 27.1%, according to a poll conducted by the STEM polling agency in early May and released yesterday.

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Visegrad Four defense minister propose contingent for Baltic states for 2017

ČTK |
26 May 2016

Ministers of defense of the Visegrad Four countries meeting outside Prague have agreed to propose the dispatching of an army contingent to the Baltic states in 2017.

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ANO repeatedly acts against gov't coalition, Sobotka says

ČTK |
26 May 2016

The deputies for the Czech government ANO movement have once again failed to support a government bill in parliament, which is at variance with the smooth operation of the government coalition, PM Bohuslav Sobotka said after the lower house rejected a closely-watched anti-smoking bill yesterday.

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Babiš disgusted by developments in gov't coalition

ČTK |
26 May 2016

PM Bohuslav Sobotka's (Social Democrats, ČSSD) statement that ANO is responsible for the rejection of the government anti-smoking bill in parliament yesterday is a lie, Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said and warned that the government coalition might end.

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Ex-PM warns Zeman against allying with Babiš in his book

ČTK |
20 May 2016

A new book by former Czech PM Mirek Topolanek has appeared in Czech bookshops, offering the texts of his speeches, his media articles and comments on the current political situation, including his advice to President Milos Zeman not to ally with Andrej Babis, the billionaire head of ANO.

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Opposition TOP 09 seeks scrapping of 16 gov't measures

ČTK |
18 May 2016

The opposition TOP 09 has completed a list of 16 measures introduced by the centre-left cabinet, which it views as restricting people's freedom and it will do its best to achieve their abolition, TOP 09 chairman Miroslav Kalousek told reporters on Tuesday.

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KSČM to further seek end of NATO, church restitution change

ČTK |
16 May 2016

The Czech Communist Party (KSCM) will further seek the dissolution of NATO, withdrawal of Czech troops from foreign missions, a law to remedy the church restitution's impact and a faster separation of the church and the state, according to a resolution the KSCM congress approved on Sunday.

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Filip reelected Communist Party chairman

ČTK |
16 May 2016

The Czech opposition Communists (KSČM) reelected Vojtěch Filip as the party chairman for another four years at its national congress on Saturday, where Filip defeated his only rival candidate, Josef Skála, in the election vote.

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KDU-ČSL rejects bill making Castle state property

ČTK |
13 May 2016

The Czech Regional Development Ministry's proposal that the Prague Castle complex be owned by the Czech Republic was dismissed as impudence by Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka, Christian Democrat (KDU-ČSL) deputy chairman, in a statement for ČTK yesterday.

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Culture Minister Herman to attend Sudeten German congress

ČTK |
13 May 2016

Culture Minister Daniel Herman (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL) will be the first government member to take part officially in the Sudeten German congress scheduled for this weekend, Sudeten German Homeland Association (SL) Hildegard Schuster told ČTK yesterday.

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