Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Politics

ODS, KDU-ČSL not to support ANO minority government

ČTK |
20 Dec 2017

The opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) will not support Andrej Babis's minority government, because he should have tried to form a majority coalition first, and they also challenge the government policy statement, ODS chairman Petr Fiala told reporters after his meeting with Babis on Tuesday.

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Okamura wants to deprive Senate of all its money

ČTK |
20 Dec 2017

Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) leader Tomio Okamura called on the Chamber of Deputies on Tuesday to start markedly cutting the budget of the Senate, the upper house of Czech parliament, so that it would eventually get no money at all, but his proposal received no support in the lower house.

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Politicians to see their wages rise by 7% next year

Brno Daily |
19 December 2017

Top Czech politicians will see their wages rise by about 7 percent next year, an increase by one percentage point lower than in 2017, according to a press release issued by the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry.

LN: Former top Social Democrat Tejc to be deputy minister

Radio Prague |
19 December 2017

Former Social Democrat member of the lower house Jeroným Tejc stands to be one of the deputy ministers of ANO justice minister Robert Pelikan, according to the news server Lidovky.cz.

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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