Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Politics

PM rejects FinMin saying Merkel to blame for Berlin attack

ČTK |
22 Dec 2016

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) criticised yesterday Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's (ANO) statement that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to blame for the terrorist attack in Berlin on Monday.

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Czech diplomacy denounces attack on Russian ambassador in Ankara

ČTK |
21 Dec 2016

The Foreign Ministry has denounced last night the attack on the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, who died of the wounds sustained briefly afterwards in Ankara on Monday.

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LN: Czech diplomacy turning attention to India

ČTK |
21 Dec 2016

Czech diplomacy is turning its attention to India after a series of trips of Czech top politicians to China and its President Xi Jinping's March visit to Prague, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday on Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek's forthcoming three-day journey to India.

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Berlin attack to blame on Merkel's migration policy, Babiš says

ČTK |
21 Dec 2016

It is the migration policy of Chancellor Angela Merkel that is to blame for the Monday terrorist attack in Berlin, Czech Deputy PM, Finance Minister and ANO chairman Andrej Babiš wrote on Facebook yesterday, adding that Germany has paid dearly for it.

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Minister Babiš says bill aims to push him out of politics

ČTK |
20 Dec 2016

Billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš, finance minister and ANO movement head, welcomed yesterday President Miloš Zeman's decision to veto the amendment to the law on conflict of interest with which he said all other parties want to push him out of politics.

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President Zeman vetoes conflict of interests bill

ČTK |
20 Dec 2016

President Miloš Zeman has vetoed an amendment to the law on conflict of interest, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček wrote on Twitter yesterday, and Zeman said he considers the amendment, referred to as "lex Babiš," being at variance with the country's constitutional order.

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Things to think about (by Pepper de Callier)

Prague Connect |
19 December 2016

The difference between smart, average, and stupid people

Former Ustí governor implicated in fraud scandal remains in Social Democrat party

Radio Prague |
19 December 2016

The former regional governor, or hejtman, of the Ustí region, Jana Vaňhová, remains a member of the leader government party, the Social Democrats, in spite of the prime minister’s call for all those implicated in a major fraud case involving European funds to resign.

KDU, STAN to debate cooperation in 2017 general election

ČTK |
19 Dec 2016

The leadership of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats will launch talks with the Mayors and Independents (STAN) on possible cooperation before the autumn 2017 general election, the party's national conference decided Saturday, KDU-ČSL chairman Pavel Bělobrádek told reporters.

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LN: President Zeman needs Babiš, not ČSSD for own re-election

ČTK |
20 Dec 2016

President Miloš Zeman has allied with Finance Minister and popular ANO movement chairman Andrej Babiš recently in order to prevent Babiš from thwarting his re-election as president in 2018, Petr Kamberský writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday.

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