Saturday, 4 February 2017

Politics

FinMin Babiš to settle relation to Agrofert in February

ČTK |
27 Jan 2017

Czech Deputy PM and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš plans to settle his relation to the Agrofert Holding in early February.

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Czech-German relations considerably improving, ministers say

ČTK |
26 Jan 2017

Czech-German relations considerably improved over the past 20 years and now they also help stabilise the space in the two countries' vicinity, the Czech and German foreign ministers, Lubomír Zaorálek and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said yesterday.

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ANO deputy head Faltýnek leaving Babiš' Agrofert

ČTK |
26 Jan 2017

ANO deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltýnek has left the board of Agrofert holding, which belongs to Finance Minister Babiš (ANO) because Babiš wants to get rid of the holding due to the conflict of interests law, Faltýnek told the server Lidovky.cz yesterday.

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PM says his govt succeeds in fighting corruption

ČTK |
26 Jan 2017

The current government has sharply reduced corruption in the country and it continues its effort, while facing no corruption scandals itself, PM Bohuslav Sobotka said after a cabinet meeting yesterday, reacting to Transparency International's corruption perception index (CPI).

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PM to debate Czech approach to Brexit with parties' heads

ČTK |
26 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) has convoked a meeting of parliamentary parties' chairmen for the second half of February to seek consensus on the Czech approach to the Brexit negotiations, he wrote on Twitter yesterday.

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Czech-German declaration was not to solve past problems, Klaus says

ČTK |
25 Jan 2017

The 1997 Czech-German declaration did not aim to resolve all problems between the two countries having their roots in the past and it did not seek reconciliation between the two nations, but rather reconciliation with one's own past, former president Václav Klaus said yesterday.

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All ANO regional branches backing Babiš as leader

ČTK |
24 Jan 2017

All 14 regional congresses of the Czech ANO movement, a member of the three-party coalition government, have nominated Finance Minister Andrej Babiš for the post of party leader again.

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Germany's influence will be rising, Czech defence minister says

ČTK |
24 Jan 2017

Germany's influence in connection with Brexit and the change of the U.S. administration will be rising, Czech Defence Minister Martin Stropnický said yesterday and stressed the importance of NATO for the Czech Republic.

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ČR should negotiate over Brexit on its own, interior minister says

ČTK |
23 Jan 2017

The Czech Republic should conduct its talks on Brexit with Britain independently, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats) told the public broadcaster Czech Television (ČT) yesterday.

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LN: Four women may run for Czech ANO deputy heads

ČTK |
23 Jan 2017

Four women may seek the post of deputy chairperson in "the one-man party," the government ANO movement of Finance Minister and billionaire businessman Andrej Babiš at its election congress to be held in late February, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported Friday.

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