Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Politics

Controversial British right-winger's Parliament visit cancelled

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Apr 2019

Tommy Robinson, the far-right British nationalist, who once headed the English Defence League (EDL), was all set to speak at the Parliament, on Friday, according to Deník N. However, as Czech Television reports, the organisers of the conference on family rights in the 21st Century, that invited Robinson, decided to cancel the conference.

Pressure mounts for Czech trade minister to resign over China-Taiwan diplomatic incident

Radio Prague |
5 April 2019

Pressure is mounting for Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to recall Trade and Industry Minister Marta Nováková over a diplomatic incident that has highlighted China's efforts to assert its influence in the Czech Republic.

Czech politicians broadly positive on Čaputová's election as Slovak president

Radio Prague |
2 April 2019

A number of leading politicians in the Czech Republic have hailed the historic election of the pro-European Zuzana Čaputová as president of Slovakia. Some others, however, have been cooler on Čaputová's ascent to Bratislava's Grassalkovich Palace.

Marek Výborný elected Chair, as KDU-ČSL votes for new leadership

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Apr 2019

The Christian Democrats at their internal party congress over the weekend, elected a new leadership team, replacing Pavel Bělobrádek and Marian Jurečka who have run the party since 2010. Marek Výborný was elected as the new Chairman of KDU-ČSL on Friday.

Petříček to visit Latvia for V4-NB8 meeting

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Apr 2019

Foreign Minister Tomas Petricek (CSSD) will visit Latvia on Monday for the annual meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Visegrad 4 (V4) and Nordic-Baltic (NB8) groupings. According to MZV.cz, the ministers will discuss security issues including Transatlantic cooperation, cyber security and hybrid threats.

Czech politicians congratulate Čaputová on her win

Prague Daily Monitor |
1 Apr 2019

A number of Czech politicians congratulated Zuzana Čaputová on winning the Slovak Presidential elections over the weekend. Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček (ČSSD) tweeted that her win confirmed Slovakia's pro-European direction.

Another March opinion poll shows ANO winning

Prague Daily Monitor |
29 Mar 2019

Novinky.cz reports based on a political opinion poll by Median, in March 2019 that the ruling ANO party, continues to enjoy mass support across the country.

PM Babiš: Holding EU presidency is just 'blathering with sandwiches'

Politico.eu |
28 March 2019

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš suggested scrapping his country's turn with the EU's rotating Council presidency because it is a waste of money and nothing more than "blathering with sandwiches," according to local media. The daily Deník N reported that Babiš told Cabinet ministers in a meeting on Monday that the country's six months running the presidency of the Council of the EU, in the second half of 2022, would cost a lot of money and bring no benefits, and therefore he suggested they should skip their turn.

Czech PM Babiš meets Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) met with Rainer Haseloff, the Minister President of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, on Tuesday. According to Vlada.cz, the two discussed bilateral relations and economic cooperation, including the state of negotiations of the German Coal Commission and its impact on the Czech Republic.

ODS to nominate Baxa to replace Klaus Jr. on parliamentary committee

Prague Daily Monitor |
27 Mar 2019

The Civic Democrats will nominate Martin Baxa, who is currently one of the party's vice chairs to replace Vaclav Klaus Jr. as the Chair of the Committee on Science, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, in the Chamber of Deputies.

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