Saturday, 22 April 2017

Politics

Christian Democrats, centrist Mayors to sign election pact

ČTK |
12 Apr 2017

The Christian Democratic Union-Czech People's Party (KDU-ČSL) and the Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement are to sign a coalition agreement on their cooperation in the autumn general election on Wednesday, KDU-ČSL spokesman Petra Hrůšová announced yesterday.

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Ambitious KDU-ČSL politician Čuněk gives up post of Vsetín Mayor

ČTK |
12 Apr 2017

ZlÍn Region's Governor and Czech Senator Jiří Čuněk (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL), who is considering running for party chairman in May, resigned from the post of mayor of the east Moravian town Vsetín yesterday.

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Former VV MP Chaloupka wants to run for Czech president

ČTK |
11 Apr 2017

Otto Chaloupka, a former deputy for the Public Affairs (VV) party who previously received a suspended sentence for unacceptable comments on Romanies will run for president in the early 2018 direct election, he wrote on his website yesterday.

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Commission should check use of chemical arms, Zeman says

ČTK |
10 Apr 2017

The U.S. air strike in Syria was rightful if a chemical attack was launched from the place hit by the U.S. missiles, but the circumstances of the use of chemical weapons must be at first investigated by an independent commission, Czech President Miloš Zeman told journalists Friday.

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Zeman, Sobotka send condolences to Sweden over terror attack

ČTK |
10 Apr 2017

Czech President Miloš Zeman and Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka sent condolences to their Swedish counterparts in reaction to the terrorist attack in the centre of Stockholm Friday.

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Former controversial MP Kraus joins Czech ČSSD leadership

ČTK |
10 Apr 2017

Michal Kraus, who resigned as a Czech Social Democrat (ČSSD) lawmaker in 2006 over his trip to Ghana linked to suspected money laundering, became a member of the ČSSD board today, elected by the party's Central Executive Committee.

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ČSSD to focus on leftist issues, dual quality of food

ČTK |
10 Apr 2017

The Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) will focus on clearly leftist issues in the upcoming election campaign, with dual quality of food in the EU being one of the crucial ones.

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No advice for tougher Czech security after attack in Sweden, PM says

ČTK |
10 Apr 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has not received any recommendations from intelligence services for security measures to be tightened in the country after the attack in Sweden on Friday, he told journalists Saturday.

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Právo: ČSSD lost 800 members in two months

ČTK |
7 Apr 2017

The Czech senior government Social Democratic Party (CSSD), which polls predict will lose the autumn general election to billionaire Andrej Babis's ANO, lost another 800 members in two months, daily Pravo reported yesterday, referring to a party document it has at its disposal.

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Czech leader calls October general election

Yahoo News/AFP |
7 April 2017

Czech president Miloš Zeman said Thursday the next general election in the EU member country would take place on October 20-21 this year.

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