Friday, 24 May 2019

Politics

ODS and STAN candidates win first round of Prague 9 Senatorial race

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Apr 2019

Jan Jarolím, the long-term Mayor of Prague 9, from the Civic Democrats, won the first round of the Prague 9 Senatorial race, held over the weekend. Jarolím with 24.25% of the vote, narrowly beat scriptwriter David Smoljak (STAN) who got 23.53%.

Babiš is cryptic about gov't changes, wants to consult Zeman first

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Apr 2019

Prime Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) told Television Prima, on Sunday that he would not rule out making changes to his ministers and that he will meet President Milos Zeman to discuss them first.

Protesters gather on Malostranské náměstí

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Apr 2019

A number of protesters gathered on Malostranské náměstí, outside the Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday afternoon, to shout slogans. The protestors criticised Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) and the current government.

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.

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