Monday, 20 August 2018

Politics

Shortcomings uncovered in thesis of minister Metnar

Radio Prague |
26 July 2018

The Czech minister of defence, Lubomír Metnar, who is facing suspicions of shortcomings in academic work he produced during his student career, has said he would address the issue within a week. Metnar said he would have his thesis examined in order to ascertain the extent of the problem.

Pirates: Babiš still controls Agrofert, it should return subsidies

ČTK |
26 Jul 2018

The huge holding Agrofert should return the subsidies and payments for state procurement because it is still controlled by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), the Pirates said in a press release issued on Wednesday. The Pirates said they reached this conclusion based on an analysis of legislation and consultations with experts.

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Babis not to demand Minister Metnar's resignation for his thesis

ČTK |
26 Jul 2018

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) will not demand resignation from Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar (for ANO) over the alleged plagiarism in his university thesis as Metnar may have only made mistakes in quoting sources, Babis said on Wednesday.

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KDU-ČSL wants workers from small villages to pay lower insurance

ČTK |
25 Jul 2018

The Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) want to introduce reduced social insurance payments for some employees from the smallest Czech municipalities in order to help stop the trend within which people move out of the small villages.

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SPD ex-secretary to go on trial, charged with hate statements

ČTK |
24 Jul 2018

Former secretary of the opposition Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement, Jaroslav Staník, will be tried in court over the statements he made in parliament about Jews, Roma and gays.

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Pirates want to participate in state administration digitisation

ČTK |
24 Jul 2018

The Pirates want to participate in the Czech state administration digitisation, and therefore they asked PM Andrej Babis in an open letter on Monday to invite their experts to meetings of the Government Council for Information Society (RVIS), Pirate chairman Ivan Bartos has said.

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LN: Kula's firm to guard Prague Castle, he runs for SPD senator

ČTK |
23 Jul 2018

The premises of the Prague Castle, which includes the presidential seat, will be guarded by a firm of General Ludek Kula, who plans to run for senator for the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement in the autumn, for four years, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Friday.

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Leadership confirms Stuchlík as ANO leader in Prague local polls

ČTK |
23 Jul 2018

The leadership of the Czech government ANO party has confirmed entrepreneur Petr Stuchlík as ANO's number one candidate in the autumn local elections in Prague in an online vote, while Patrik Nacher, previously chosen for election leader in an internal referendum, will be the number two.

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Reflex: KSČM is strongest communist party in Europe

ČTK |
23 Jul 2018

The Czech Communists (KSCM) not only do not face a political decline, which was predicted to them years ago, but they are even the strongest communist party in Europe, Petr Sokol has written in weekly Reflex, in an article analysing the reasons behind the KSCM's persisting strength.

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Právo: ANO to spend record 150 million on autumn elections

ČTK |
20 Jul 2018

The Czech government ANO movement plans to spend the record 150 million crowns on its campaign before the autumn local and Senate elections, which is much more than other parties and 2.5 times more than ANO earmarked for the previous elections of this kind in 2014, daily Pravo wrote on Thursday.

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