Saturday, 3 December 2016

Politics

MfD: Former Czech PM Paroubek wants to return to politics

ČTK |
2 Dec 2016

Former Czech prime minister Jiri Paroubek is considering returning to politics and to the Social Democratic Party (CSSD) whose leader he was in 2006-2010, dailies Lidove noviny (LN) and Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) write on Thursday.

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Social Democrats closing gap behind ANO

ČTK |
29 Nov 2016

Finance Minister Andrej Babis's ANO would win the elections to the Czech Chamber of Deputies now, but the Social Democrats in the second position have closed the gap by one-third to 10%, according to the latest poll conducted by the CVVM.

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Brno branch promotes Tejc for ČSSD first deputy chairman

ČTK |
29 Nov 2016

Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) lawmaker Jeronym Tejc will seek the post of the government CSSD's first deputy chairman at the party congress in March, since his candidacy was backed on Monday by his home CSSD branch in Brno, which also voted for PM Bohuslav Sobotka to seek re-election as CSSD head.

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Political scientist establishes new conservative party

ČTK |
25 Nov 2016

Czech political scientist Petr Robejsek, 67, has founded a rightist conservative party, the Realists, with which he would like to gain 20 percent of the vote in the October 2017 general election, he told reporters on Thursday.
The party wants to defend the family, security and national interests, he added.

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Right-wing opposition wants to abolish EET system

ČTK |
25 Nov 2016

Czech right-wing opposition parties today called on the centre-left government to halt the whole project of the electronic registration of sales (EET) and they challenged the changes in the EET proposed by Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) at the very last moment.

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Gov't nods to child care plan, its passing by MPs unlikely

ČTK |
24 Nov 2016

The cabinet approved yesterday a plan to draft a bill to unify the care of endangered children and ban the placing of small children in institutional care, but the bill can hardly make it through parliament before next autumn's end of the government mandate.

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ANO indignant at gov't partners' insistence on "lex Babis"

ČTK |
24 Nov 2016

The government Social Democrats (ČSSD) and Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) insisted yesterday on their plan to push a closely watched conflict of interest bill through the Chamber of Deputies next week regardless of the negative stance Deputy PM Andrej Babiš's ANO movement has taken on it.

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Alternative for ČR to run with two minor parties in 2017 election

ČTK |
23 Nov 2016

The Alternative for the Czech Republic will run together with another two extra-parliamentary parties, Patriots of the Czech Republic and Freedom and Force, in the autumn 2017 general election, the three parties have agreed in a memorandum of cooperation.

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Zeman to meet French President Hollande in Prague next week

ČTK |
23 Nov 2016

President Miloš Zeman will meet his French counterpart Francois Hollande in Prague on November 30, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said yesterday and added that the presidents of Serbia and Tajikistan will also visit the Czech Republic next week.

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Zeman takes no steps over wrong protocol info on U.S. ambassador

ČTK |
23 Nov 2016

President Miloš Zeman will not take any steps in connection with the wrong information about the absence of U.S. ambassador Andrew Schapiro from the October 28 national holiday celebration at Prague Castle he received from his protocol, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček said yesterday.

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