Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Politics

E15: ČSSD's property frozen due to its giant debt

ČTK |
9 Jan 2017

A distraint officer has frozen the property of the Social Democrats, the Lidový dům and adjacent Lanna Palace lucrative real estate in Prague centre, due to their 337-million-crown debt they owe to the late lawyer Zdeněk Altner, daily E15 reported.

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ANO movement receives CZK 14.7 million from firms in 2016

ČTK |
9 Jan 2017

The ANO movement received donations of 14.7 million crowns from companies in 2016 and firms owned by its rich leader, Czech Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis, sent only a small part of this sum, about half million crowns, according to the data from ANO's transparent bank account.

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Zeman: Budget surplus can help Babis's ANO in election

ČTK |
9 Jan 2017

The surplus of the 2016 state budget will strongly help Finance Minister Andrej Babis and his ANO movement in the eyes of Czech voters when they will be deciding whom to support in the autumn general election, President Milos Zeman told Blesk.cz on Sunday.

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Czech 'hybrid threats' center under fire from country's own president

Reuters |
5 January 2017

A new Czech Interior Ministry team set up this week to monitor and analyze "hybrid threats" to security such as disinformation campaigns has come under fire from the office of the country's own president.

LN: Ukrainian expert invited by minister not granted Czech visa

ČTK |
4 Jan 2017

A Ukrainian businessman whom Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka (Christian Democrats, KDU-ČSL) invited to the Czech Republic to help Czech firms gain contracts in Ukraine was not granted a Czech visa, Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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LN: PM Sobotka courting Zeman

ČTK |
4 Jan 2017

PM and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman Bohuslav Sobotka is courting President Miloš Zeman, a former Social Democrat leader, before the party's election congress in March, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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Central Bohemia to cooperate with China, other Asian countries

ČTK |
4 Jan 2017

The new leadership of the Central Bohemia Region, which emerged from the last October elections, is open to cooperation with China and also other Asian countries, including Japan and South Korea.

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Japanese foreign minister to visit Czech Republic

ČTK |
3 Jan 2017

The Japanese foreign minister will pay a visit to Prague, the first one in 15 years, Japan's embassy in Prague announced yesterday, adding that Fumio Kishida will meet his Czech counterpart Lubomír Zaorálek during his visit on January 7-9.

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PM, president have traditional New Year's luncheon

ČTK |
3 Jan 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and his wife Olga had a traditional New Year's luncheon with the presidential couple, Miloš and Ivana Zeman, at the chateau in Lány near Prague yesterday.

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Former Czech presidential protocol head ends at ForMin as well

ČTK |
2 Jan 2017

Jindřich Forejt, Czech presidential protocol former head, will also terminate his employment with the Foreign Ministry as from January 2 based on his written request, the ministry said in a press release yesterday.

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