Friday, 24 March 2017

Politics

Zeman occupies nearly all supreme Czech political posts

ČTK |
8 Mar 2017

Brief profile of Czech President Miloš Zeman, 72, who will announce at a meeting of his supporters on March 9 whether he will be defending his post in the presidential election due in early 2018.

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ČSSD sees number of members drop by 10 percent to 20,000

ČTK |
8 Mar 2017

The number of members of the Czech senior government Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) has declined by 10 percent in the past years and it stands at about 20,300 now, according to a report for the party's weekend congress.

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Zeman thanks ex-minister Mládek for his work

ČTK |
8 Mar 2017

President Miloš Zeman received former industry and trade minister Jan Mladek (Social Democrats, ČSSD), who ended in office on February 28, and thanked him for his work in support of industry and economic diplomacy yesterday, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček has told ČTK.

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Respekt: Czech minister uses mistrust to boost own political career

ČTK |
7 Mar 2017

Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec (Social Democrats, ČSSD) does not hesitate to stir up the atmosphere of mistrust and danger and make populist proposals for his own benefit and political rise, Petr Třešňák writes in weekly Respekt out yesterday.

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TOP 09 wants to gain 12% at least in Czech Oct election

ČTK |
7 Mar 2017

The Czech opposition right-wing TOP 09 wants to defend its election result from 2013, when it gained 12% of the vote, in the October general election, its chairman Miroslav Kalousek said when presenting the party's long-term programme Vision 2030 yesterday.

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Christian Democrats may not re-enter government over EET

ČTK |
6 Mar 2017

Christian Democrat (KDU-čSL) deputy chairman and Czech Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka told Czech Television yesterday that he did not want to be in a government that would approve the introduction of electronic sales registration (EET) for some more professions.

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HN: Environment minister biggest surprise of Czech government

ČTK |
3 Mar 2017

Environment Minister Richard Brabec (ANO), who has substantially helped push through a national parks bill which puts environmental and economic interests in harmony, is perhaps the most pleasant surprise of the Czech coalition government, Petr Honzejk writes in Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

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LN: Economists not joining Czech parties over their populism

ČTK |
3 Mar 2017

Czech political parties are trying to win over economic experts before the general election, but top economists are reluctant to join politics because they fear becoming contaminated with populism, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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ČR and Weizmann Institute in Israel agree to cooperate

ČTK |
3 Mar 2017

Pavel Bělobrádek, Czech deputy prime minister for science, research and innovations, signed a declaration on cooperation between the Czech Republic and the Weizmann Institute of Sciences (WIS) in Řehovot yesterday, his office has said.

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HN: Civic Democrats are no longer ideological leaders

ČTK |
2 Mar 2017

The times when the politicians of the Czech Civic Democratic Party (ODS) were the ideological leaders of the country, who pulled the economic transformation and were pushing the country forward belong deep in the past, Petr Honzejk writes in daily Hospodářské noviny (HN) yesterday.

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