Saturday, 21 January 2017

Politics

HN: ČSSD seeks advise of US firm in election campaign

ČTK |
20 Jan 2017

Prime Minister and ČSSD head Bohuslav Sobotka has spoken to representatives of the Washington STG company to see how it could help the party prepare for the October general elections, Hospodářské noviny reported.

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PM Sobotka: Babis is not used to seeking compromises

ČTK |
19 Jan 2017

Finance Minister Andrej Babis, ANO movement head, was used to make decisions himself in his business, not to seek compromises, which has caused a clash of political cultures in the coalition government, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) told CTK on Wednesday.

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Bartoš re-elected Czech Pirates leader

ČTK |
18 Jan 2017

Ivan Bartos has defended the post of chairman of the Czech Pirate Party in an online election that was held on January 13-16, in which he won 65 percent of the votes of the party's members, the Pirates write on their website.

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HN: Kalousek's plan of centre-right bloc fails

ČTK |
18 Jan 2017

Opposition TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek's plan to form a big alliance of Czech right-wing and centrist parties that would run in the autumn general election and oppose the ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis has failed, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Tuesday.

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Respekt: Babiš pays no heed to his foreign policy experts

ČTK |
17 Jan 2017

ANO leader and possible next Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš has several foreign policy experts, but he does not listen to them and ANO MPs nearly always support his view, weekly Respekt writes in its latest issue out on Monday.

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Social Democrats choose Birke as election manager

ČTK |
16 Jan 2017

Chamber of Deputies member Jan Birke will be the Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) election manager for the autumn general election, as proposed by party leader, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Sobotka told journalists on Friday.

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ANO deputy group's head hospitalised after collapse

ČTK |
13 Jan 2017

Prague, Jan 12 (CTK) - Jaroslav Faltynek, 54, head of the Czech government ANO movement's deputy group, suffered a collapse in the Chamber of Deputies and he was taken to hospital on Thursday, ANO MPs's deputy head Bronislav Schwarz has confirmed to CTK.

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More than half billion crowns paid by state to political parties in 2016

ČTK |
13 Jan 2017

The Czech state paid 32 political parties and movements subsidies worth more than a half billion crowns in 2016, according the information released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.

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ČSSD to promote aid to families, elderly in government

ČTK |
11 Jan 2017

The Czech senior ruling Social Democrats (CSSD) wants to push through a rise in child benefits and paternity leave and focus on aid to the elderly and employees in the government by the October general election, PM and CSSD chairman Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters on Tuesday.

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Social Democrat deputy leaving party over corruption

ČTK |
11 Jan 2017

Chamber of Deputies member Pavlína Nytrová quit the ruling Social Democrats in mid-December, she told ČTK on Tuesday, citing rampant corruption, from the district up to the national level, as the reason for her decision.

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