Monday, 28 July 2014

Politics

President Zeman slams PM over Czech EU commissioner selection

Radio Prague |
28 July 2014

President Miloš Zeman has criticized Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka over the process of selecting the Czech candidate for the European Commission. In an interview for the daily Týden on Monday, President Zeman said the prime minister humiliated the country by letting the commission's president-elect, Jean-Claude Juncker, choose of the nominees.

Political parties with fewer female candidates could lose out

Radio Prague |
28 July 2014

Political parties fielding fewer female candidates in communal and regional elections this autumn could receive less money from the state per mandate gained, according to a draft amendment to the election law, the daily Právo reports.

TOP 09 seen winning Prague local elections

Radio Prague |
25 July 2014

Centre right party TOP 09 has a high chance of retaining its position as the biggest party in the Czech capital when Prague City Council elections are held in October.

Czech parties seek to get in on Věra Jourová European Commission team

Radio Prague |
25 July 2014

Czech parties are now seeking to get their nominees in the team likely to accompany European Commission candidate Věra Jourová to Brussels.

Ministry presents strategy to improve Czech public health

Radio Prague |
24 July 2014

The Czech Health Ministry on Wednesday presented a national strategy to improve public health, which has in some respects deteriorated over the past decades.

Government approves wage freeze for top public officials

Radio Prague |
23 July 2014

The Czech government has approved extending a freeze on the wages of top public officials up until 2018.

Government nominates army chief Pavel for senior NATO post

Radio Prague |
23 July 2014

The Czech government has approved the candidature of the chief of staff of the Czech Army, Petr Pavel, for the post of chairman of NATO’s Military Committee.

Zaorálek calls on Moscow to aid crash investigation and cease sending weapons and gunmen to eastern Ukraine

Radio Prague |
23 July 2014

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, says the Russian Federation should provide assistance to an independent investigation into the crash of a Malaysian plane in eastern Ukraine and also cease sending weapons and gunmen to the region.

Prime minister reviews Foreign Ministry, outlines stance on Russia and tragedy in Ukraine

Radio Prague |
23 July 2014

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Monday continued his tour of government ministries, this time focusing on Černín Palace and results over the last half year by the country's foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek.

B. Sobotka: Government is able to coordinate Czech foreign policy

CIAnews.eu |
22 July 2014

The government led by Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) was able to better coordinate the foreign policy of the Czech Republic and positions of constitutional representatives in the field of the safety and defence in last five months.

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