Monday, 8 February 2016

Politics

PM Sobotka: Zeman stepping up tension

ČTK |
8 Feb 2016

Czech President Milos Zeman is uselessly stepping up tension in society when repeatedly criticising Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) and the party, Sobotka himself told the latest edition of the weekly Tyden that will appear on Monday.

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Poll: Most Czechs support Zeman's criticism of government

ČTK |
4 Feb 2016

Seven out of ten Czechs want President Milos Zeman to speak critically about the activities of the government and parties, according to a poll conducted by the STEM polling institute in December and released Wednesday.

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HN: Zeman and Sobotka are again at loggerheads

ČTK |
3 Feb 2016

Czech President Milos Zeman and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka never had close relations, but they tried to at least show respect for one another in the past two years, which changed after the latest celebrations of November 17, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) writes Tuesday.

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Zeman trusted by 59 percent of Czechs, government by 44

ČTK |
2 Feb 2016

President Milos Zeman was trusted by 59 percent of Czechs in January, which is the same result as in December 2015, and the share of those trusting the cabinet also remained the same, 44 percent, a January public opinion poll released by the CVVM agency has shown.

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Rally in support of PM Sobotka to be held in Prague

ČTK |
2 Feb 2016

A rally in support of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka is to be held in Prague on Saturday because he has decided "not to pursue a populist xenophobic policy and not to incite people against one another promoting hatred," its Facebook organisers have said.

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President Zeman divides Czech society, says PM

ČTK |
1 Feb 2016

President Milos Zeman meaninglessly divides Czech society, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said in an interview with the weekly Respekt, adding that Zeman is trying to create a social atmosphere that would be most favourable for him before the next presidential election. Zeman's recent statement about the Kalashnikov assault rifle as a means to get rid of the prime minister coincides with the attacks by the extremist White Media web operators and fascists, Sobotka said.

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Zeman may visit Russia, plans to go to Vietnam and India

ČTK |
29 Jan 2016

Czech president Miloš Zeman plans to visit Russia this or next year, he announced at a meeting of Czech export leaders in Prague on Thursday.

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Czech PM helps Fico's campaign by V4 summit on migrants

ČTK |
28 Jan 2016

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has got indirectly involved in the election campaign of Slovak PM Robert Fico (Smer-Social Democracy), Slovak daily Denník N reported yesterday in reaction to the convoking of a top meeting on the migrant crisis by Sobotka.

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MPs refuse to debate Zeman's words about Kalashnikov

ČTK |
28 Jan 2016

The Czech opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) failed yesterday to push through their proposal that the Chamber of Deputies deal with President Miloš Zeman's statement about the use of a weapon in connection with Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD). The proposal was only supported by 75 out of 168 lawmakers present.

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Zeman: Politicians made fools of themselves with their reactions

ČTK |
28 Jan 2016

ome Czech politicians made fools of themselves when they "hysterically reacted" to his bon mot about that the use of a Kalashinkov assault rifle is a non-democratic way of getting rid of the prime minister, Czech President Miloš Zeman said yesterday.

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