Monday, 20 November 2017

Politics

KDU insists on heading for opposition after meeting Zeman

ČTK |
15 Nov 2017

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) are going to opposition, their chairman Pavel Belobradek confirmed after a meeting with President Milos Zeman on Tuesday, criticising the election-winning ANO for neither holding government-forming talks nor proposing the new lower house's lineup.

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ANO leader explaining transfer of church agenda

ČTK |
15 Nov 2017

The costs associated with financing of churches account for 29 percent of the Czech Culture Ministry budget, ANO leader Andrej Babis said on Tuesday, explaining why he wants the church agenda to be moved to the Finance Ministry.

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Christian Democrats for Drahoš as president

ČTK |
15 Nov 2017

The national committee of the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) recommended to their voters that they should back former Czech Science Academy head Jiri Drahos in the January 2018 presidential race, party leader Pavel Belobradek told journalists on Tuesday.

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Communists to back ANO candidate for lower house head

ČTK |
15 Nov 2017

Czech Communists (KSCM) insist on backing Radek Vondracek, candidate of Andrej Babis' election-winning ANO, for the post of head of the Chamber of Deputies, head of the KSCM deputy group Pavel Kovacik told journalists on Tuesday.

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ČSSD expels activist Patočka due to Brno rail station referendum

ČTK |
14 Nov 2017

The Brno municipal conference of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) expelled Jakub Patocka, the editor-in-chief of the Denik Referendum online daily, from the party on Saturday over his activity for a referendum on the city's railway station.

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Opposition not to lead all lower house committees

ČTK |
14 Nov 2017

The Pirates' proposal that the opposition should have the posts of chairpersons of all committees in the Chamber of Deputies is inappropriate, Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) told journalists on Monday.

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Zeman: Hamáček may run for senior Chamber of Deputies post

ČTK |
15 Nov 2017

President Milos Zeman expects former Chamber of Deputies chairman Jan Hamacek (Social Democrats, CSSD) to run for the post of its deputy chairman, acting Social Democrat leader Milan Chovanec told journalists after meeting Zeman on Monday.

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Senator founds movement for independent candidates

ČTK |
14 Nov 2017

Senator Václav Láska (elected for the Greens) has founded a new movement to help independent candidates for senators sharing the values of liberal democracy, he said on Monday, adding that his step also aims to stem some politicians' effort to abolish the upper house of parliament.

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Aktuálně.cz: Okamura's secretary sends Jews, gays, Roma to gas

ČTK |
13 Nov 2017

Jaroslav Stanik, a secretary of Tomio Okamura's Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD), said "Jews, homosexuals and gypsies should go to gas" in the Czech Chamber of Deputies, the server Aktualne.cz said on Friday, quoting Labour and Social Affairs Minister Michaela Marksova and other witnesses as saying.

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KSČM may back Babiš in exchange for tax on church compensation

ČTK |
13 Nov 2017

Imposing a tax on the financial compensation for Czech churches within their property restitution is one of the demands that the Communist Party (KSČM) has on a possible minority in the Chamber of Deputies, KSČM deputy chairman Jiří Dolejš told ČTK on Friday. He thus indicated that the Communists may support a majority government if this bill is passed.

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