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Politics

Head of Grant Agency resigns citing lobbyist pressure

Radio Prague |
10 June 2014

The head of the Czech Grant Agency Petr Matějů has resigned from office. Mr. Matějů, who has held the post for six years, said he was resigning due to growing lobbyist pressure from various interest groups who were striving to gain control the agency.

President discloses term of Senate, local elections

Radio Prague |
10 June 2014

President Miloš Zeman is planning to call combined elections to the Senate and local elections for October 10-11, the ctk news agency reported on Monday.

Government to revive economic advisory body

Radio Prague |
10 June 2014

The government has plans to revive the Council for Sustainable Development, the ctk news agency reports.

Green Party leader resigns in wake of election defeat

Radio Prague |
9 June 2014

Green Party leader Ondřej Liška resigned from his post at a meeting of the party leadership on Sunday.

Bavarian PM says more time and patience will heal wounds of the past

Radio Prague |
9 June 2014

Addressing a meeting of the Sudeten German Landsmannschaft on Sunday, Bavarian Prime Minister Horst Seehofer said more time and patience would be required to overcome the injustices of WWII. He said Bavaria was opening a representative office in Prague which pointed to above-standard relations.

Czech diplomacy denies reports of Czech mercenaries in Ukraine

Prague Post/ČTK |
9 June 2014

BIS says it has no evidence to support claims by Donetsk governor

ANO poll lead put at around 10 percentage points

Radio Prague |
5 June 2014

The ANO party has opened up an almost 10 percent point lead on the second-placed Social Democrats in the opinion polls according to the results of one survey released on Wednesday.

ANO boss Babiš wants to change coalition agreement and bring back hospital fees

Radio Prague |
4 June 2014

The minister of finance, Andrej Babiš of ANO, says he wants to hold talks with coalition partners the Social Democrats and the Christian Democrats on reintroducing a fee for overnight hospital stays.

Poll: Dawn would not return to Parliament but Greens would reach threshold

Radio Prague |
30 May 2014

The populist Dawn party would not make it back into Parliament if elections were held now, suggests an opinion poll carried out by the ppm factum agency.

Backing of former TOP 09 supporters helped Free Citizens into European Parliament, finds study

Radio Prague |
28 May 2014

The Free Citizens’ Party – one of six Czech groupings that won seats in the European Parliament in elections last weekend – attracted votes from people who backed TOP 09 in October’s general elections, suggests a study of voting patterns released by the group KohoVolit.eu.

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