Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Politics

Foreign minister postpones Iraq trip

Radio Prague |
12 September 2014

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek has postponed a trip to Iraq which had been scheduled for Monday when the minister was to have met with Kurd representatives to discuss Czech ammunitions being provided to help them in the fight against Islamist militants.

Swiss president to visit Prague

Radio Prague |
11 September 2014

Swiss President Didier Burkhalter will pay a one-day visit to the Czech Republic on Wednesday.

Dientsbier wants 250,000 signatures for referendum

Radio Prague |
11 September 2014

A general referendum could be called by obtaining 250,000 signatures, under a bill proposed by the Minister for Human Rights Jiří Dienstbier.

Paris visit first in 11 years by Czech head-of-state

Radio Prague |
11 September 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman met his French counterpart Francois Hollande on Tuesday, the second day of an official state visit. Topics included the revitalization of business ties in the areas of nuclear energy and transport, the Ukraine crisis and the threat of international terrorism. The visit to France is the first by a Czech head-of-state in 11 years.

President Zeman calling for renaissance in Czech-French relations

Radio Prague |
10 September 2014

On the second day of his state visit to France, President Miloš Zeman was received by President Francoise Hollande.

President Miloš Zeman begins France visit

Radio Prague |
9 September 2014

Czech President Miloš Zeman on Monday began a three-day official visit to France, the first trip to the country by a Czech head of state in ten years.

Coalition ANO party maintains lead in new election poll

Radio Prague |
8 September 2014

The coalition ANO party would win around 25.5% of the vote, 5.5% less than two months ago, according to a new poll by the TNS Aisa agency released on Sunday.

President warns MPs he will file constitutional complaint over civil service bill

Radio Prague |
4 September 2014

Addressing the lower house on Tuesday President Miloš Zeman made it clear he has no intention of allowing a new civil service bill which is near winning approval, to come into law.

Campaigning starts for Senate and local elections

Radio Prague |
3 September 2014

With elections to local councils and a third of the Senate just six weeks away, politicians are once again taking to the streets in a bid for voter support.

Opposition parties want special session of Parliament on sanctions issue

Radio Prague |
2 September 2014

The opposition centre-right parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats say they are outraged by the prime ministers stance and are demanding a special session of Parliament to "restore the dignity of the Czech Republic and defend its reputation as a country which respects freedom, democracy and international law".

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