Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Politics

LN: Communists in govt would weaken Czech ties with West

ČTK |
22 Feb 2017

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) will probably lose the remnants of their liberal voters and cause the ties between Prague and the West to weaken by their latest trend of embracing the Communists (KSČM) as a potential government partner, Josef Mlejnek writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

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ODS to run with Freeholder Party in general election

ČTK |
22 Feb 2017

The rightist opposition Civic Democratic Party (ODS) has reached agreement with the Freeholder Party on cooperation before the October general election, ODS chairman Petr Fiala said after his party's executive council supported it yesterday.

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HN: Communists' rehabilitation inevitable, task for ČSSD

ČTK |
21 Feb 2017

Rehabilitation of Communists (KSČM) has been an inevitable trend in the Czech Republic since the 1989 fall of communism, and it has made the Social Democrats (ČSSD) admit the possibility of forming a government with the KSČM now, David Klimeš writes in Hospodářske noviny (HN) yesterday.

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Respekt: French letter backs sacked head of Czech Centre in Paris

ČTK |
21 Feb 2017

A high number of French historians, scientists and writers protested against the dismissal of Jean-Gaspard Palenicek from the post of head of the Czech Centre in Paris, weekly Respekt writes yesterday.

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Industry Minister Mládek ends in late February

ČTK |
21 Feb 2017

Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek (Social Democrats, ČSSD), 56, will leave the post as of the end of February, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) told reporters yesterday.

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HN: PM allows for cooperation with KSČM on gov't level

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

Prime Minister and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka for the first time allowed for cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) on the government level in an interview with daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) published Friday. If the ČSSD succeeded in the October general election and formed a new government, the Czech Republic might have the first Communist ministers since the collapse of the communist regime in November 1989.

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KDU-ČSL coalition with STAN can still collapse, MP says

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

The prepared election coalition of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement may collapse, MP Jiří Čunek (KDU-ČSL), Moravian Zlín regional governor, said in an interview for Friday's issue of daily Lidové noviny (LN)

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Zeman ready to appoint government with Communists

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

President Miloš Zeman said Friday it could not be ruled out that he would appoint a government along with Communists.

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ČSSD leader against debate on old ban on alliance with Communists

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

Social Democrat (ČSSD) leader Bohuslav Sobotka can see no sense in opening a debate on the party's old resolution banning cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) at the forthcoming ČSSD election conference next month, he told journalists Friday.

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Zeman, minister Chvojka debate legislation, social housing

ČTK |
20 Feb 2017

Human Rights and Legislation Minister Jan Chvojka debated the position of the Government Legislative Council, which he has chaired since December, and the bill on social business with President Miloš Zeman and his advisers Saturday, Chvojka has told reporters.

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