Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Politics

PM, health minister welcome anti-smoking legislation

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) and Health Minister Miloslav Ludvík (ČSSD) welcomed the passage of the "anti-smoking bill" in the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Czech parliament, Friday.

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Prague embassies of US, UK, Canada back corruption fight

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

The U.S., British and Canadian embassies in Prague Saturday supported the fight against corruption in the Czech Republic and they appreciated that the country improved its position in the ranking of the Transparency International (TI) anti-corruption organisation.

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ANO, ODS protest against Social Democrats' tax plans

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

The tax changes the Social Democrats (ČSSD) want to implement would force out successful people and companies from the Czech Republic, the ANO leader, Finance Minister Andrej Babiš, told journalists Saturday.

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Social Democrats insisting on progressive taxation

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

The Social Democrats (ČSSD) do not want to make any cosmetic changes in the tax system, but a basic reform towards progressive taxation, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) said Saturday, adding that the current system suited the big and the rich.

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Zeman slams Czech PM Sobotka over cabinet reshuffle

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka's (Social Democrats, ČSSD) exchange of two ČSSD ministers 11 months before the election was stupid because ministers should be replaced halfway through the election term, President Miloš Zeman told the Frekvence 1 radio station yesterday.

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PM: ANO head Babiš not playing fair play

ČTK |
12 Dec 2016

Finance Minister Andrej Babi3 (ANO) does not play the fair play because he uses doping in the form of his own media and companies in politics, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told Czech Television yesterday.

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Babis's ANO must learn to negotiate, says Zeman

ČTK |
9 Dec 2016

The ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis is not capable of coalition negotiating and all will join forces against ANO unless it learns to negotiate, Czech President Milos Zeman told Impuls Radio on Thursday.

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ČSSD Prague branch backs Sobotka, re-elects Ludvík its leader

ČTK |
9 Dec 2016

Miloslav Ludvík, who was recently appointed as health minister, defended the post of chairman of the Prague branch of the ČSSD, being supported by 99 out of the 160 delegates in the vote on Thursday.

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ČSSD to address voters with progressive tax

ČTK |
8 Dec 2016

The senior government Social Democrats (ČSSD) will try to address voters with the proposal for a progressive tax and a series of other measures in favour of most citizens, Interior Minister and ČSSD first deputy chairman Milan Chovanec told reporters yesterday.

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President backs outgoing protocol head for Vatican post

ČTK |
8 Dec 2016

President Miloš Zeman still believes that the outgoing head of the Presidential Office protocol, Jindřich Forejt, will become Czech ambassador to the Vatican and that he did good work at the protocol department, he told journalists after a visit to the Chamber of Deputies yesterday.

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