Monday, 18 June 2018

Politics

SPO headed by doctor Nečas, adds Zemanites to its name again

ČTK |
29 Mar 2018

The Czech extra-parliamentary Party of Citizens' Rights (SPO), whose honorary chairman is President Milos Zeman, elected physician Lubomir Necas, a former doctor of Zeman, as its chairman on Wednesday.

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ČSSD wants KSČM to help it agree on priorities with ANO

ČTK |
28 Mar 2018

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) want to push through their priorities, such as banking tax, with the aid of the Communists (KSČM) during the government talks with the ANO movement of PM Andrej Babiš, ČSSD chairman Jan Hamáček said on Tuesday.

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Hamáček: Social Democrats could join coalition with PM Babiš

Reuters |
28 March 2018

The Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) could join a coalition led by Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, ČSSD chairman Jan Hamáček said on Tuesday, an option his party had previously rejected. Hamáček said the ČSSD would demand either the Interior or Finance Ministry in the new government in order to have control over areas where Babiš faces a conflict of interest due to his business activities or an ongoing case of an alleged fraud.

Opposition fails to open session on PM's effort to sack GIBS head

ČTK |
28 Mar 2018

The lower house session on Czech PM Andrej Babis's (ANO) effort to sack Michal Murin as the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS) head was not held on Tuesday since the ANO movement, the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) and the Communists (KSCM) rejected its programme.

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Cabinet backs referendum bill safeguarding against Czexit

Reuters |
28 March 2018

Czech PM Andrej Babiš's minority government approved a proposed bill on national referendums on Tuesday, setting a high ceiling on holding votes and excluding international agreements to safeguard against potential Czexit calls. The conditions in the government-backed proposal are tougher than other ideas floated - especially those of the anti-EU, far-right SPD party - as Babiš's ANO party has sought to prevent any EU referendum in the largely euroskeptic nation.

ANO remains most popular party, followed by Pirates, ODS

ČTK |
27 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO movement remains the most popular Czech party that would win elections with 30.5 percent now, followed by the Pirates and the Civic Democrats (ODS), with 12.5 percent each, according to a CVVM public opinion poll released on Monday.

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MfD: Zeman stops backing Okamura over top clearance for Mynář

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

Czech President Milos Zeman openly said he would not support the Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) of Tomio Okamura because the party voted for a bill under which the Presidential Office head must have a top security clearance, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) wrote on Friday.

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KDU-ČSL nominating party leader for Senate elections

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

The national committee of the Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) on Friday nominated party leader Pavel Belobradek and former culture minister Daniel Herman for the elections to the Senate to be held in autumn, Belobradek told journalists.

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ČSSD group calls for five seats, tax changes in gov't

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

The Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) should push through tax changes during the talks with the ANO movement on a new government, in which the CSSD should have five ministers, the "Save the CSSD" group said in a press release after its meeting on Saturday.

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Communists have objections to some ministers in Babiš's gov't

ČTK |
26 Mar 2018

The Czech Communists (KSCM) have serious reservations about three up to four ministers in the government of Andrej Babis (ANO), which keeps working after its resignation, KSCM chairman Vojtech Filip told reporters during a meeting of the party's broader leadership on Saturday.

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