Friday, 30 September 2016

Politics

Právo: Sponsors of Czech local election campaigns stay hidden

ČTK |
26 Sep 2016

The financing of political campaigns ahead of the Czech general elections is subject to scrutiny, but parties running in local elections do not have to release their sponsors due to insufficient legislation, daily Právo reported Friday.

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MfD: Zeman, ForMin to visit Sri Lanka separately in 2017

ČTK |
26 Sep 2016

President Miloš Zeman and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek (Social Democrats, ČSSD) will visit Sri Lanka on two separate occasions next year, daily Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday, referring to a schedule of politicians' foreign trips until the end of 2017.

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Zeman should not announce next ambassador to USA, ex-ministers say

ČTK |
23 Sep 2016

President Miloš Zeman acted in an unusual way and violated the rules when he presented Hynek Kmoníček, current head of his office's foreign section, as the future Czech ambassador to the USA during his visit to New York, former Czech foreign ministers told ČTK yesterday.

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Pirates are most popular party among Czech students

ČTK |
23 Sep 2016

The extra-parliamentary Pirate Party won in eight of the 14 Czech regions in the simulated regional elections that took place at secondary schools all over the country earlier this week, their organiser, the People in Need group, announced yesterday.

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Percentage of women standing in regional elections highest ever

ČTK |
23 Sep 2016

Thirty percent of the candidates running in the Czech regional elections are women and this has been their highest representation in these elections so far, but they form less than one fourth of the candidates who have a good chance of being elected, the Forum 50% group said yesterday.

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Head of the president's foreign affairs office Kmoníček to become next Czech ambassador to the United States

ČTK |
22 Sep 2016

The next Czech ambassador to Washington will be Hyněk Kmoníček, until now the head of the president’s foreign affairs office.

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TOP 09 wants to cut 2017 budget deficit in half

ČTK |
21 Sep 2016

The opposition TOP 09 party will propose that the Czech centre-left government reduce the and expenditures and deficit of the next year's state budget by 30 billion crowns, its leader Miroslav Kalousek told a press conference on Tuesday.

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MfD: Refugee threat marginalised in election campaign

ČTK |
19 Sep 2016

The migration threat was expected to play a key role in the campaign ahead of the regional elections, but most parties avoid such rhetoric and even the anti-Islam groupings start admitting that the issue is not attractive for Czech voters, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes on Saturday.

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Pirates join German protests against TTIP, CETA

ČTK |
19 Sep 2016

The Czech Pirate Party joined the German protests against the planned TTIP and CETA agreements on free trade with the USA and Canada on Saturday.

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Babiš: Gov't will rule until end of election period

ČTK |
19 Sep 2016

The Czech government will keep ruling the country until the end of the present election term despite disputes between the coalition parties, Deputy Prime Minister Babis (ANO) told Prima TV on Sunday.

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