Saturday, 28 February 2015

Politics

ANO to elect new leadership, Babiš sure to win re-election

ČTK |
27 Feb 2015

Czech billionaire Andrej Babis is sure of re-election as chairman of the government ANO movement at its Prague national congress that will also elect ANO's new deputy chairpersons and presidium members and approve its new statutes this weekend.

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Zeman to appoint ANO candidate Pelikán as justice minister

ČTK |
25 Feb 2015

President Miloš Zeman will appoint current First Deputy Justice Minister Robert Pelikán as justice minister in the second week of March, Pelikán said after he met Zeman at Prague Castle on Tuesday.

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Dawn rejects Okamura's plan, votes to found new party

ČTK |
25 Feb 2015

The junior opposition Dawn of Direct Democracy rejected the idea of its leader Tomio Okamura on the further development of the party and it decided to found a new party, Dawn members told journalists after their meeting Tuesday.

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Interview with lower house chairman Jan Hamáček

Prague Connect/Leaders Magazine |
24 February 2015

Unfortunately, it does not look as though we have yet reached the end of the crisis in Ukraine, but hopefully we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, says Jan Hamáček.

Ambassador Livia Klausová faces age problem over new law

ČTK |
20 Feb 2015

Livia Klausová should leave the post of the ambassador to Bratislava over the age limit set by the civil service law, server Echo24.cz reported yesterday, adding that the law sets the top age limit for civil servants at 70, while Klausová turned 71 last year.

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Poll: ANO would win elections now, followed by ČSSD

ČTK |
20 Feb 2015

The ANO movement would win a general election, if held now, with 31% of the vote, followed by its partner in the government, Social Democrats (ČSSD), who would gain 28 percent, a February poll released by the CVVM agency has shown.

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President and gov't representatives to streamline foreign policy views

Radio Prague |
18 February 2015

President Miloš Zeman is set to meet with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, the foreign and defence ministers and other state representatives at Prague Castle to streamline their foreign policy views.

Dawn deputies to found new party after conference

ČTK |
18 Feb 2015

Dissatisfied lawmakers from the deputy group of the opposition Dawn of Direct Democracy will not take any steps towards founding a new party before the movement's conference to be held next Tuesday, deputy chairman Petr Adam said after the group's meeting yesterday.

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ODS suspects Babiš of attempting to control judiciary

ČTK |
18 Feb 2015

The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) suspect Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO chairman) of attempting to gain control of the judiciary, ODS Chairman Petr Fiala told reporters yesterday.

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Právo: Minister says she was pressured to leave

ČTK |
17 Feb 2015

Justice Minister Helena Válková (ANO) respects that the movement no longer wants her at the head of the Justice Ministry, but she does not want her departure to be presented as her own decision, she told yesterday's issue of daily Právo.

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