Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Politics

Czech Pirates want duty to provide info to apply to ČEZ

ČTK |
21 Jul 2017

The Czech Pirates want to submit a draft amendment to the law on the right to information next week in order to apply the duty to provide requested information to the ČEZ state-controlled power utility, Pirates deputy chairman Jakub Michálek said yesterday in reaction a recent verdict.

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Okamura's party wants to win over 10% in Czech election

ČTK |
21 Jul 2017

Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) of Tomio Okamura would like to win at least 10% of the vote in the autumn general election, SPD deputy chairman Radim Fiala told ČTK during the movement's meeting opening its campaign yesterday.

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Musician Petr Hannig to run for Czech president

ČTK |
20 Jul 2017

Musician, composer and producer Petr Hannig, 71, chairman of The Reasonable marginal extra-parliamentary party, will run for president next year, he announced at a press conference yesterday.

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PM Sobotka has no ambition to return to ČSSD leadership

ČTK |
19 Jul 2017

Prime Minster Bohuslav Sobotka, former chairman of the Social Democrats (ČSSD), wants to stay the party's active party member, but he has no ambition to return to its leadership, he said in an interview for ČTK yesterday

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ODA to run in all Czech regions in election with another group

ČTK |
19 Jul 2017

The renewed Civic Democratic Alliance (ODA) will run in the forthcoming general election in all Czech regions together with the For Health and Sport movement, its leader, billionaire Pavel Sehnal, has said.

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PM Sobotka mentions tourism, trade at Czech-Chinese forum

ČTK |
19 Jul 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka talked about an increase in the number of Chinese tourists in the Czech Republic and economic cooperation with China at Prague's Czech-Chinese investment forum yesterday, mentioning news in the countries' trade relations to journalists.

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KDU-ČSL calls on STAN to enter its lists of candidates

ČTK |
19 Jul 2017

The broader leadership of the Czech junior ruling Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) today called on the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement to run on its lists of candidates in the October general election instead of in a two-party coalition, head Pavel Bělobradek has said.

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STAN to decide on election coalition with KDU-ČSL next week

ČTK |
19 Jul 2017

The opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement will decide on whether to replace the election coalition of the STAN and the government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) with STAN candidates running on KDU-ČSL lists next week, STAN head Petr Gazdík told ČTK yesterday.

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Gov't fails to push through bills before new elections

ČTK |
17 Jul 2017

Government-sponsored bills repeatedly failed in the Chamber of Deputies three months before the end of the election period, although the ruling coalition of the Social Democrats (ČSSD), the ANO movement and the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) holds a comfortable majority in the Czech parliament.

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Opposition leader wants to cancel Czech MPs' visit to China

ČTK |
17 Jul 2017

Opposition TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek called today on the Czech Chamber of Deputies' leadership to call off the planned trip of MPs to China due to the death of Chinese dissident, poet and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

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