Monday, 21 May 2018

Politics

ANO not to release names of its ministers before ČSSD referendum

ČTK |
15 May 2018

The ANO movement will not release the names of its ministers in their nascent government with the Social Democrats (CSSD) before their inter-party referendum, which starts next week, ANO chairman Andrej Babis said during a visit to the Usti Region on Monday.

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PM Babiš to visit Vienna, meet Kurz on Friday

ČTK |
15 May 2018

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) will visit Austria and discuss its upcoming EU presidency, the long-term EU budget outlooks, migration and bilateral relations with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Vienna on Friday, the Government Office told CTK on Monday.

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ČSSD's 1100 branches to decide on entering Babiš's government

ČTK |
15 May 2018

Some 19,000 members of the Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD) will decide in a secret ballot on its participation in a government with ANO, tolerated by the Communists, at meetings of almost 1100 local CSSD branches and the leadership will announce the referendum results on June 15.

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ČSSD leader to tour regions over party referendum

ČTK |
15 May 2018

Czech Social Democrat (ČSSD) Jan Hamáček will tour the regions in order to inform them about the outcome of the talks on the party's forming a minority government with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO, Hamáček said on Monday.

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ODS leader: Nascent government is populist, semi-communist

ČTK |
14 May 2018

The draft policy statement of a nascent next Czech cabinet of ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) consists of ineffective leftist plans and populist phrases, and the minority cabinet relying on Communist support would be semi-Communist, Civic Democrat (ODS) leader Petr Fiala said on Friday.

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ČSSD referendum on government with ANO to run through June 14

ČTK |
14 May 2018

The Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) internal referendum on whether to form a coalition government with ANO, tolerated by Communists (KSCM), will be held from May 21 to June 14, and its result will be known on June 15, CSSD leader Jan Hamacek said after a meeting of the CSSD board on Friday.

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MfD: Names of new ministers surfacing

ČTK |
14 May 2018

Tomas Koranda, Ivana Straska and Gabriela Nekolova, these are the names that may feature in the Czech government in the making, now negotiated by Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD), the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Saturday.

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ANO surprised at Communists rejecting more foreign missions

ČTK |
14 May 2018

Richard Brabec, a deputy chairman of PM Andrej Babiš's ANO, is surprised at the Czech Communists saying earlier on Saturday that they cannot support a government pledging to reinforce foreign missions in its policy statement, Brabec told journalists on Saturday.

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Social Democrats not to make pact with Communists

ČTK |
14 May 2018

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) will not sign any written agreement with the Communists (KSCM) since it is up to Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO to ensure the support for the minority government, CSSD deputy chairman Martin Netolicky told the Prima television station on Sunday.

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Právo: Communists to be rewarded for tolerance of government

ČTK |
11 May 2018

Czech Communists (KSCM) may be rewarded for their tolerance of the nascent government of Prime Minister Andrej Babis' ANO and the Social Democrats (CSSD) by some senior posts in state-run companies, daily Pravo wrote on Thursday.

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