Monday, 24 April 2017

Politics

LN: Being anti-Zeman is not programme, but added value

ČTK |
3 Apr 2017

Being an anti-Zeman cannot be a programme, but it is a significant added value, Jaroslav Veis writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) Saturday when commenting on former Czech Science Academy head Jiří Drahoš's announcement that he will be running against President Miloš Zeman in 2018.

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ForMin insists on ambassador's withdrawal from Bern

ČTK |
3 Apr 2017

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek insists on the withdrawal of ambassador Karel Borůvka from Switzerland because of his wife Alena's behaviour since she, too, is a member of the diplomatic corps and cannot attack the ministry's employees, he tweeted Saturday.

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Zeman to meet Xi Jinping again in China in May

ČTK |
3 Apr 2017

President Miloš Zeman will meet his counterpart Xi Jinping again during his visit to China in May, before attending a conference on the modern Silk Road project.

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Zeman's new aide to emphasise relations with neighbours, EU

ČTK |
3 Apr 2017

Rudolf Jindrák, new head of the Czech Presidential Office's foreign section, will put emphasis on Prague's relations with neighbours and the EU, he has told ČTK, adding that he expects the development in this area to be intensive this year due to Brexit and migration.

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ANO would win Czech election with 32%, CSSD far behind

ČTK |
3 Apr 2017

Deputy PM Andrej Babis's ANO movement would win with 32 percent of the vote if a Czech general election were held now, and the runner-up, PM Bohuslav Sobotka's Social Democrats (ČSSD), would lag quite far behind with 12.5%, according to an election model Czech Television released yesterday.

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KDU-ČSL, TOP 09 end up in financial loss in 2016

ČTK |
31 Mar 2017

The Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) reported a loss of 985,000 crowns and the opposition TOP 09 of 18 million crowns in 2016 in their annual financial statements that the parties released on their websites these days.

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LN: Drahoš not to run as anti-Zeman candidate in election

ČTK |
31 Mar 2017

Former Czech Science Academy (AV) head Jiří Drahoš, who announced his presidential candidacy this week, says he does not want to be any anti-Zeman or anti-anybody, which is unfeasible, Ondřej Neff writes in daily Lidové noviny (LN) yesterday.

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LN: Zeman's spokesman criticises presidential candidate Drahoš

ČTK |
31 Mar 2017

Jiří Ovčáček, spokesman for Czech President Miloš Zeman, is attacking presidential candidate Jiří Drahoš, former Science Academy (AV) head, on Twitter, and he indirectly criticises his support for migrants, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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Právo: Some ČSSD members against presidential referendum

ČTK |
31 Mar 2017

The Czech Prime Minister and Social Democrat (ČSSD) chairman, Bohuslav Sobotka, has promoted an intra-party referendum on the party's candidate for the direct presidential election next year, but some of his colleagues are dissuading him from the idea, daily Právo reported yesterday.

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Presidential candidate Drahoš to be apolitical kingpin

ČTK |
31 Mar 2017

Czech presidential candidate Jiří Drahoš will seek the needed citizens' signatures, will not seek nomination by parliament and if elected, he wants to be an apolitical kingpin and he will not support any political party, he told journalists yesterday.

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