Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Politics

PM: V4 wants its interests defended in Brexit talks

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The Visegrad Four (V4) countries, or the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, want to have the biggest possible influence on the mandate of the Brexit negotiators so that it also take Central European interests into account, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said yesterday.

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Právo: STAN may refuse to cooperate with Babiš

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

ANO leader Andrej Babiš is courting the Czech opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement, but its nascent election coalition with the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) might reject cooperation with him eventually, Lukáš Jelínek writes in daily Právo yesterday.

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LN: EC head Juncker waging war with Prague

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is waging a silent war with the Czech Republic as Czech politicians are critical of him and this is also why his participation in a Prague conference on the EU's common defence will only be formal, Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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LN: Potential presidential candidate Drahoš has sponsors

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

A number of wealthy sponsors are ready to support the presidential candidature of Jiří Drahoš, former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV CR), dailies Právo and Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday, though he has not yet said whether he will really run.

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PM does not expect negative steps from Britain

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

PM Bohuslav Sobotka does not expect Britain to introduce restrictions on immigrants from the EU member states after the official launching of the Brexit talks on Wednesday, he told reporters before a meeting with his counterparts from the Visegrad Four (V4) countries yesterday.

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Zeman for West Balkans' Euro-Atlantic integration without Kosovo

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The Czech Republic supports the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans, President Miloš Zeman said on a visit to Zagreb yesterday, but added that he believes the integration should not include Kosovo.

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Czech state prepares celebrations of Czechoslovakia's centenary

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The Czech state will spend 400 million crowns on the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of establishment of independent Czechoslovakia and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 2018.

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ANO, STAN heads consider Drahoš dignified candidate

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

Former Czech Science Academy chairman Jiří Drahoš, 68, is a dignified presidential candidate, the heads of the government movement ANO and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN), Andrej Babisšand Petr Gazdík, respectively, agreed yesterday.

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Former Czech Science Academy head Drahoš to run for president

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

Former Czech Science Academy head Jiří Drahoš, 68, announced yesterday he will be running for president in the direct election next January, Jakub Kleindienst, head of Drahoš's election team, confirmed for ČTK the information carried by server Aktualne.cz.

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TOP 09, STAN might back Drahoš's candidacy for Czech president

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The chairmen of most Czech parliamentary parties have welcomed yesterday's decision by Jiří Drahoš, 68, former Czech Science Academy chairman, to run for president in the direct election next January.

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