Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Politics

Brabec: Changes in division of posts in ANO-ČSSD gov't possible

ČTK |
10 May 2018

Czech ANO deputy chairman and Deputy PM Richard Brabec does not rule out that the ANO and Social Democrat (CSSD) politicians might again deal with the division of sectors in their nascent coalition cabinet during their talks, he told reporters on Wednesday.

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ČSSD leader wants deputy to apologise for Night Wolves

ČTK |
10 May 2018

Social Democrat (CSSD) deputy chairman Jaroslav Foldyna should apologise for his behaviour during the presence of the Russian nationalist Night Wolves motorcycle club in Prague, CSSD leader Jan Hamacek told journalists on Wednesday.

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ANO, ČSSD negotiators agree on gov't policy statement

ČTK |
10 May 2018

The negotiators of the ANO movement and the Social Democrats on Wednesday agreed on the text of the policy statement of their possible government, ANO spokeswoman said after a meeting of the negotiators. The ANO national committee and its lower house deputies will meet on Friday morning to discuss the planned deal on a minority cabinet with the ČSSD supported by the Communists.

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Hundreds protest against PM Babiš in Prague

ČTK |
10 May 2018

About 500 people protested against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his plan to rule the country with support from the Communist Party in Prague's central square on Wednesday. The protesters called on President Miloš Zeman to entrust somebody else than Babiš with forming a government. The organisers of the protest claim that the country has not had a full-fledged government for months because of the criminally prosecuted Babiš who insists on being prime minister.

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ANO, ČSSD leaders reach coalition agreement acceptable for both

ČTK |
9 May 2018

ANO leader Andrej Babiš and Social Democrat leader Jan Hamáček on Monday agreed on the text of an ANO-ČSSD coalition pact, which covers all safeguards the ČSSD wanted it to contain, Hamáček said. Babiš did not specify the pact's contents but said he expected ANO deputies to be satisfied with it.

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Babiš to deliver new government pact to Zeman

ČTK |
9 May 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) promised to President Milos Zeman that he would deliver the final text of the draft policy statement and the coalition pact to him, Babis told journalists after their meeting on Tuesday.

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Pirates withdraw dissident Ruml from list of candidates

ČTK |
9 May 2018

The national forum of the Pirates has decided to withdraw Jan Ruml, a former Czech post-communist interior minister and senator and dissident under the Communist regime, from their list of candidates to the Senate, spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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Stropnický to leave top politics, to be ambassador to Israel

ČTK |
7 May 2018

Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky (ANO) will end in the top politics and he will become the ambassador to Israel, the webpage Aktualne.cz said on Friday, referring to unnamed sources from the government and ANO.

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ANO would win elections, KSČM's preferences up, ČSSD's down

ČTK |
7 May 2018

The ANO movement would win the Czech general election with 30.5 percent of the vote, if held in April, while the Social Democrats (CSSD) would see their gain decline and the Communists (KSCM) would see it rise as against March, a Kantar TNS election model showed on Sunday.

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Talks on new government postponed until Monday

ČTK |
4 May 2018

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) has proposed to Social Democrat (CSSD) leader Jan Hamacek that they meet next Monday, instead of the original Friday, for the talks on the new Czech cabinet and Hamacek agreed with it, CSSD spokesman Petr Vurbs told CTK on Thursday.

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