Monday, 22 January 2018

Politics

Minister to check inclusion in education policy's financing

ČTK |
19 Dec 2017

Robert Plaga, the new Czech education minister whom PM Andrej Babis (both ANO) inaugurated in the post on Monday, said he seeks a financial check of the state's inclusion in education policy in order to prevent its costs from affecting the planned raising of teachers' wages, he told journalists.

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Agriculture minister says food self-sufficiency is priority

ČTK |
19 Dec 2017

Agriculture Minister Jiri Milek (ANO) sees the country's food self-sufficiency as his priority and he also wants to prevent a lowering of EU subsidies for Czech farmers after 2020, he told reporters at a press conference on Monday after being inaugurated in his post by PM Andrej Babis (ANO).

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PM Babiš wants to build new government district in Prague

ČTK |
19 Dec 2017

New Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš would like to build a new government district in Prague to cut the operation costs, especially for rents, he said after a meeting of his minority cabinet that approved it policy statement on Monday.

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Minority gov't of Andrej Babiš approves its policy statement

ČTK |
19 Dec 2017

The new Czech minority government of the ANO movement on Monday approved its policy statement and entrusted Prime Minister Andrej Babiš with leading negotiations with the other parties about possible support for its rule. Babiš told journalists that the policy statement was sent to the leaders of the eight parties in parliament. "We expect them to let us know whether they are willing to discuss about toleration of the government under some additional conditions," Babiš said.

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Defence minister wants to focus on soldiers' gear and salaries

ČTK |
19 Dec 2017

The recently appointed Czech Defence Minister Karla Slechtova (ANO) will hold soldiers' gear and the military's technical equipment as priorities, she said after her meeting with the Chief-of-Staff Josef Becvar on Monday.

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SPD wants Babiš to assess its drafts bills before confidence vote

ČTK |
18 Dec 2017

The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SDP) movement wants the recently appointed minority cabinet of PM Andrej Babis (ANO) to first address the bills SPD has drafted and intends to push through the Chamber of Deputies, SPD head Tomio Okamura told reporters on Friday.

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KSČM insist on Ondráček as lower house commission's head

ČTK |
18 Dec 2017

The Communist Party will not give up the nomination of MP Zdenek Ondracek, who was a policeman under the communist regime, for the head of the lower house commission supervising the General Inspection of Security Forces (GIBS), KSCM lower house group's chairman Pavel Kovacik said on Sunday.

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Analysts: Czech presidential campaign is rather dull

ČTK |
18 Dec 2017

The campaigns before the presidential elections that will be held next month seem rather dull, none of the nine candidates for the head of the Czech state made a fatal mistake and none of them managed to win special attention, according to analysts whom CTK has addressed.

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Babiš' government to ask for confidence on January 10

ČTK |
14 Dec 2017

The new government will ask the Chamber of Deputies for confidence on January 10, new Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told journalists after President Milos Zeman appointed the minority one-colour government on Wednesday.

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Pelikán to head Legislative Council in new government

ČTK |
14 Dec 2017

Justice Minister Robert Pelikan (ANO) became the head of the Czech Government Legislative Council at the cabinet's first meeting on Wednesday, while PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis will head the Science and Research Council, Babis told reporters Wednesday.

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