Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Politics

TOP 09 extends programme also to include nature protection

ČTK |
8 Sep 2017

The Czech rightist opposition TOP 09 presented on Thursday its set of proposals of how to improve the country's environment, which it completed in cooperation with experts as a step to address pro-environment voters in the October 20-21 general election.

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Czech Pirates want digitally interconnected society

ČTK |
8 Sep 2017

The Czech Pirates want to curb red tape, interconnect databases and registers ran by state institutions, control those in power and defend human freedoms, their leader Ivan Bartoš said at the presentation of their election campaign on Thursday.

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Record 7,539 candidates running in October elections

ČTK |
6 Sep 2017

Over 7,500 candidates want to run in the October 20-21 election to the Chamber of Deputies, according to the data released by the Czech Statistical Office on Tuesday. This means that one seat in the 200-member lower house is contested by almost 38 candidates.

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Who likes Europe? Czechs don't—and that's a big issue in October elections

Bloomberg |
6 September 2017

Since joining the European Union 13 years ago, the Czech Republic has become the richest country in the formerly communist east, with a higher living standard than older members Portugal and Greece and the lowest unemployment in the 28-member bloc. Families travel freely, students study abroad, and businesses thrive by exporting to other EU countries. And yet Czechs are less excited than any other European nation about being part of the club.

Respekt: Czechs mistrustful of police prosecution of politicians

ČTK |
5 Sep 2017

There is no reason for Czechs to trust the rightfulness of the police effort to prosecute ANO leader Andrej Babiš of fraud, as their trust in such police actions was undermined by many politicians who were prosecuted and lashed out at the police before, Erik Tabery wrote in Respekt.

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Pehe: Czech pre-election scene immature, compared with Germany

ČTK |
5 Sep 2017

The Czech scene ahead of the October 20-21 general election looks rather immature, with inappropriate excesses, compared with that of Germany, Jiri Pehe writes in daily Pravo on Monday.

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TOP 09 wants Czech Republic to play strong role in EU

ČTK |
5 Sep 2017

TOP 09 wants the Czech Republic to play a strong role in the European Union, its chairman Miroslav Kalousek said at the launch of the hot stage of the party's election campaign before the October general election on Monday.

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ANO wants to curb number of ministries

ČTK |
4 Sep 2017

The number of ministers should be reduced from 16 to 13 and a sliding mandate should be introduced for lawmakers, Andrej Babis' ANO says in its programme called Now or Never, unveiled for the Czech October general election on Sunday.

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Zeman opens account for presidential election

ČTK |
4 Sep 2017

President Milos Zeman already has a compulsory transparent account for the presidential election, due next January, Czech Radio (CRo) said on Saturday.

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Ex-PM's wife sues Pirates for using her portrait

ČTK |
1 Sep 2017

The defence lawyer of former Czech PM's wife Jana Necasova, who has been tried for several suspected offences, has filed a lawsuit against the Pirates Party over failing to remove a portrait of Necasova from its election bus on her request, iDnes.cz server reported on Thursday.

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