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Centre-left cabinet gets to work after winning confidence vote

Reuters |
19 February 2014

The new centre-left cabinet won a required vote of confidence on Tuesday, receiving a mandate to ease restrictive budget policies to boost growth and bring the country back into the European mainstream after years of euro sceptic cabinets. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's three-party coalition won 110 votes in the 200-seat lower house.

Zeman brings a knife to a gunfight

14 February 2014

The Czech president's defense of a now-canceled visit from Uzbekista's dictator was strangely off-point and uninformed. The just-announced cancellation of a planned visit to Prague by Uzbekistani strongman Islam Karimov should put to rest the controversy over whether the invitation should ever have been extended. But it won't put to rest questions over how informed some in Prague Castle are about the foreign affairs they're conducting. The ruckus was sparked by Czech President Miloš Zeman's invitation to Karimov.

Gov't approves ambitious policy programe

Radio Prague |
14 February 2014

Government on Wednesday approved its policy programme for the coming four years, outlining a vision on the basis of which it will seek a vote of confidence in the lower house next Tuesday.

Satirical group now aiming to change Brno council from within

Radio Prague |
13 February 2014

Next month's local elections should be particularly interesting in the Moravian capital, where the protest group Žít Brno have just announced that they will stand.

President defends right to host Uzbekistan's Karimov

RFE / RL |
12 February 2014

The president of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, has come out swinging in a heated battle over an official visit next week by the autocratic leader of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov.

Transport Ministry to select new team to head ŘSD |
10 February 2014

Transport Minister Antonín Prachař has set up an audit committee that will on Monday 10 February 2014 start working on choosing new management for the Road and Motorways Directorate (ŘSD).

Questions about Babiš's past

The Economist |
6 February 2014

The pending court case about Andrej Babiš's past provides lots of insights into how espionage was conducted by a crumbling Communist regime.

New center-left coalition gov't gets down to business

Radio Prague |
31 January 2014

The appointment of a new center-left coalition government to office on Wednesday has ended a six- month power vacuum during which the country was ruled by an interim administration handpicked by the president. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's three party coalition has promised to boost economic growth, streamline state administration, raise pensions and bring the country back to the EU mainstream.

New centre-left government sworn in

Radio Prague |
30 January 2014

A new coalition government has assumed office after being sworn in by President Miloš Zeman at Prague Castle on yesterday. The centre-left cabinet, formed by the Social Democrats, ANO and the Christian Democrats, comes to power 95 days after the general election, promising to ease austerity, boost economic growth, and return the country to the EU mainstream.

President to receive Armenian counterpart on Thursday

Prague Post |
29 Jan 2014

President Miloš Zeman will on Thursday receive his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan, re-elected in 2012, who will visit the Czech Republic at Zeman's invitation from Wednesday until Friday, the Presidential Office told ČTK yesterday.

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