Monday, 18 June 2018

Politics

Former ČSSD PM Sobotka leaves high politics

ČTK |
23 Mar 2018

Bohuslav Sobotka, who was Czech prime minister until last December and Social Democrat (ČSSD) leader until last June, will give up his seat in the lower house of parliament as of April 1 and leave top politics, he said on Facebook on Thursday.

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Analysts: Fatigue, failure are behind Sobotka's departure

ČTK |
23 Mar 2018

Exhaustion from politics, failures in the past months and reluctance to support a government of the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) and ANO may be behind the decision of former prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka (CSSD) to resign as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, analysts told CTK on Thursday.

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Zeman: Government with confidence may be formed by May

ČTK |
23 Mar 2018

A government with the confidence from the Chamber of Deputies may be formed by the end of May, President Milos Zeman told the commercial television station Barrandov on Thursday.

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ČSSD head: Social Democrats, ANO may agree on cabinet

ČTK |
22 Mar 2018

There is the will to find agreement on the part of both Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO and the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD), Social Democrat leader Jan Hamacek said after their representatives' talks about taxes and finances, which may result in the creation of a new government, on Wednesday.

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TOP 09 can call Chamber session on police inspection dispute

ČTK |
22 Mar 2018

The Czech opposition TOP 09 has collected enough signatures to call a special session of the Chamber of Deputies at which PM Andrej Babis is to explain the disciplinary proceedings against Michal Murin, head of the General Inspection of Security Corps (GIBS), Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) told CTK on Wednesday.

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Former presidential candidate Drahoš to run for senator in Prague

ČTK |
21 Mar 2018

Former Czech Sciences Academy head Jiri Drahos, who lost to Milos Zeman in the presidential election runoff in January, will run senator in Prague in the autumn elections, he told journalists on Tuesday, confirming the speculations.

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ANO, Social Democrats to discuss controversial issues

ČTK |
21 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis's ANO and the Czech Social Democrats (CSSD) want to discuss the topics that might impede the government cooperation on Wednesday, Environment Minister Richard Brabec (ANO) told journalists on Tuesday.

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Babiš to discuss government with Communists

ČTK |
21 Mar 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) will meet representatives of Communists (KSCM) within the talks on the creation of a new government next week, Babis told journalists after meeting President Milos Zeman whom he informed about the latest developments.

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Babiš's gov't made personnel changes in first 100 days in office

ČTK |
20 Mar 2018

Selected data on the activities of Czech ANO movement's minority government of Andrej Babis that will be in office for 100 days on Friday, March 23.

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Czech parties: Russia polls' result in accordance with expectation

ČTK |
20 Mar 2018

The outcome of the Russian presidential election, in which Vladimir Putin defended his post already in the first round last weekend, has been expected, representatives of Czech parties in parliament and also President Miloš Zeman said.

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