Friday, 20 April 2018

Politics

Hamáček: ČSSD not to revoke resolution against Babiš in gov't

ČTK |
26 Feb 2018

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) do not intend to revoke its congress's resolution against Andrej Babis's participation in government, which President Milos Zeman mentioned on Thursday, new CSSD chairman Jan Hamacek said in a debate on public Czech TV on Sunday.

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Minister: New Czech gov't should seek joint position on EU

ČTK |
26 Feb 2018

Only a new Czech government should seek a joint position on the European politics with other parties, Foreign Affairs Minister in resignation Martin Stropnický (ANO) said in a debate on public Czech TV on Sunday.

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Presidential candidate Fischer to run for Senate

ČTK |
23 Feb 2018

Unsuccessful Czech presidential candidate Pavel Fischer, who finished third in the January election, will run for the Senate as an independent in the Prague 12 ward in autumn, Fischer told journalists on Thursday. Fischer said he was conducting talks on possible political support, but he did not want to be the candidate of a only one party. Fischer said next week he would start collecting signatures for his candidacy.

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STAN still against government with Babiš

ČTK |
23 Feb 2018

Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) found agreement in the programme with Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO, but still they insist on the condition that criminally prosecuted politicians must not be in the government, Jan Farsky, chairman of the STAN deputy group, told CTK on Thursday.

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Centre-left party joins tangled Czech coalition talks

EurActiv/Reuters |
23 February 2018

The Czech centre-left Social Democrats opened talks on forming a government with last year's election winner ANO on Wednesday, aiming to break a deadlock that has prevented the formation of a majority coalition.

Police accuse SPD secretary over racist statement

ČTK |
22 Feb 2018

The Czech police accused Freedom and Direct Democracy (SDP) secretary Jaroslav Stanik, whom they previously monitored due to hate and racist utterances offending the Jews, Roma and homosexuals, without mentioning his name, Prague police spokesman Jan Danek told CTK on Wednesday.

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Czech parties to discuss foreign, European policy

ČTK |
22 Feb 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis in resignation (ANO) will hold a meeting of party leaders to discuss foreign and European policy at the proposal of the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), Babis told journalists on Wednesday.

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Babiš: ANO-ČSSD gov't with KSČM's support sole alternative

ČTK |
22 Feb 2018

A government of the ANO movement and Social Democrats (ČSSD) with the Communists' (KSČM) support is the only alternative brought to the table at present, PM in resignation and ANO chairman Andrej Babiš said after his talks with the ČSSD leaders on Wednesday.

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KSČM leader: Zeman wants cabinet with confidence by summer

ČTK |
22 Feb 2018

President Milos Zeman would like the new government to gain confidence in the Chamber of Deputies before the summer holidays, Communist (KSCM) leader Vojtech Filip told journalists after meeting Zeman on Wednesday.

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Zeman's SPO wants close cooperation with ČSSD

ČTK |
21 Feb 2018

The Czech Party of Citizens' Rights (SPO) would like to closely cooperate or even merge with the Social Democrats (CSSD), SPO chairman Jan Veleba told Tuesday's issue of daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) after the CSSD election congress held on Sunday.

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