Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Politics

Babiš: Kabátek's re-election as VZP insurer head is scandalous

ČTK |
30 Aug 2016

The re-election of Zdeněk Kabátek as head of the General Health Insurance Company (VZP), the biggest Czech health insurer, yesterday is scandalous, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said yesterday, calling the step another trick on the part of Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček (Social Democrats, ČSSD).

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Zeman not to stage campaign if he runs again for president

ČTK |
29 Aug 2016

Czech President Milos Zeman will not launch any election campaign if he runs again for the post of president, Zeman told Czech Radio on Sunday.

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Confronting the old boys' club

Transitions Online |
26 August 2016

Women struggle to make inroads in Czech politics, as some pin their hopes on quotas.

ANO's stance on retirement age denies its election platform, says ČSSD

ČTK |
26 Aug 2016

The Czech government ANO movement denies its promises from the 2013 election programme by its refusal to set the maximum retirement age, Prime Minister and Social Democrats (CSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters today.

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Gov't backs need of 50,000 signatures in presidential race

ČTK |
25 Aug 2016

The Czech cabinet wants to preserve the condition of 50,000 people's signatures for candidates to enter the presidential election race, but the signatories will be newly obliged to add their ID number, according to an amendment to the presidential election law that the cabinet approved on Wednesday.

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PM: Wages, transport, health care to be main election topics

ČTK |
24 Aug 2016

Wages, mainly in education, health and social services, transport as well as social and health care will dominate the autumn Senate and regional elections, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) told reporters on Tuesday.

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Babiš, Chovanec, Mynář to be heard by Czech Chamber commission

ČTK |
19 Aug 2016

The Czech lower house commission investigating a sharply criticised merger of two police elite squads wants to hear Interior Minister Milan Chovanec, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš and Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynář, its chairman Pavel Blažek told journalists yesterday.

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Lower house body hears detective critical of police merger

ČTK |
19 Aug 2016

The Czech parliamentary commission investigating the recent merger of the anti-mafia and anti-corruption police squads heard one of the merger's critics, former anti-mafia squad's detective Jiří Komárek, yesterday, the commission's head Pavel Blažek told journalists.

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Právo: Babiš suspected of conflict of interest

ČTK |
18 Aug 2016

Finance Minister and billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš (ANO) is suspected of violating the conflict of interest law by his participation in a German firm, daily Právo reported yesterday, referring to some members of the Chamber of Deputies mandate and immunity committee.

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HN: Migrants not to be highlight of Merkel's visit to Prague

ČTK |
17 Aug 2016

Migrants are not the major reason for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Prague next week, but there are many other themes that bind the two countries, yesterday's issue of daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) quotes Tomáš Prouza, state secretary for European affairs, as saying.

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