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Politics

Czech parliament declares opposition to Vojtěch Filip Russia trip

Radio Prague |
7 November 2014

On Wednesday, the Czech parliament adopted a resolution distancing itself from a controversial visit by the leader of the Czech communist party, Vojtěch Filip, to Russia.

New poll suggests growing support for ANO party

Radio Prague |
6 November 2014

A new poll of voters' preferences suggests growing support for the coalition ANO paty. The survey, conducted by the Median agency in October, suggests that 24.5 percent of voters would back ANO, up from 22 percent recorded in a previous poll in August.

Czech lawmakers protest communist leader's Moscow visit

Businessweek.com |
6 November 2014

Czech lawmakers protested against a visit by the Communist Party's leader to Moscow at the invitation of Sergei Zheleznyak, deputy speaker of the lower house of Russian parliament, who's under sanctions over Ukraine.

Billionaire's political rise inspires some, alarms others

Reuters |
6 November 2014

In just three years, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš has managed to expand smoothly beyond business into politics and now appears poised to be a contender for prime minister. His decades of experience running successful businesses was always part of his appeal to Czech voters sick of a stale political culture riddled with corruption and graft. But while many believe he can make a difference in the fight against what he calls "godfathers" and "Palermo", others see the potential for clashes of interests and even a dangerous concentration of power.

President will not apologize for vulgar language on radio

Radio Prague |
5 November 2014

President Miloš Zeman sees no reason to apologize for the vulgar language he used in a live interview for Czech Radio on Sunday, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told journalists on Tuesday. The president's use of three extremely vulgar expressions has come under fire from both the public and politicians across the board.

Czech senator confirms having monitored separatist elections in Luhansk

Radio Prague |
5 November 2014

Czech Senator Jaroslav Doubrava has confirmed that he monitored the Luhansk separatist elections as an international observer.

Human rights minister Jiří Dienstbier to run for party deputy chair

Radio Prague |
5 November 2014

The minister for human rights and minorities, Jiří Dienstbier, has announced his intention to run for the post of deputy chair of the Social Democratic Party.

Former finance minister slams president for use of vulgar language in broadcast

Radio Prague |
4 November 2014

Former finance minister Miroslav Kalousek on Monday criticised Czech President Miloš Zeman for vulgar language used by the head-of-state in a live programme broadcast on Sunday, Interviews from Lány.

PM, other politicians, react to president’s vulgar language in live broadcast

Radio Prague |
4 November 2014

Monday saw further reaction to the president’s live broadcast a day earlier, in which he used unusually vulgar terminology to explain the name of activist group Pussy Riot, who he heavily criticised.

Head of institute: president should apologise for comments

Radio Prague |
4 November 2014

Experts from the Institute of the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences have weighed in on the president’s use of vulgarisms in an interview, with some suggesting Mr Zeman opted for the lewdest possible translation of the name of the political band Pussy Riot.

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