Friday, 15 December 2017

Politics

Parties divide posts of heads of lower house commissions

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Czech parties have agreed on the division of seats of chairpersons of all lower house commissions except for one, ANO deputies' group head Jaroslav Faltynek said on Thursday and added that ANO, the government-forming party, will head none of the commissions that supervise security forces.

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Lower house postpones decision on release of three MPs

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

The lower house of the Czech parliament postponed on Thursday its decision on the release of ANO chairman Andrej Babis, ANO first deputy chairman Jaroslav Faltynek and ODS MP Bohuslav Svoboda for criminal prosecution until the mandate and immunity committee has given its standpoint on the matter.

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Businessman Milek to be agriculture minister

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Jiri Milek, 54, the owner and general director of the Usovsko food processing company, will be agriculture minister in the new Czech government, ANO movement leader and the next prime minister Andrej Babis told daily Pravo.

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Schillerová, Hüner, Němcová to be new ministers

ČTK |
1 Dec 2017

Alena Schillerová will be finance minister, Tomáš Hüner industry and trade minister and Jaroslava Němcová will head the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry in a new minority government, ANO chairman Andrej Babiš confirmed on Thursday.

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Tomáš Portlík is new leader of Prague ODS branch, Klaus Jr fails

ČTK |
30 Nov 2017

Tomas Portlik was elected chairman of the Prague branch of the Civic Democratic Party (right-wing opposition ODS) on Tuesday evening and Vaclav Klaus Junior, known for his aggressive political style, failed to be elected to the narrow leadership of the branch.

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Next PM Babiš wants ex-security chief Metnar as interior minister

ČTK |
30 Nov 2017

The candidate for the post of interior minister in the minority government of ANO is Lubomir Metnar, former deputy interior minister and former head of the security section of the Vitkovice engineering plant, ANO chairman and the nascent cabinet's head Andrej Babis told iDnes news site on Wednesday.

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Possible lineup of nascent minority government of Andrej Babiš

ČTK |
30 Nov 2017

The list of possible members of the future Czech minority government of Andrej Babis that President Milos Zeman plans to appoint on December 13.

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Outgoing gov't approves its resignation, ends in two weeks

ČTK |
30 Nov 2017

The outgoing Czech centre-left government approved its resignation at its meeting on Wednesday and it is likely to rule the country until December 13 when President Miloš Zeman would appoint the new minority government of ANO leader Andrej Babiš.

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What is the legacy of the Sobotka government?

Radio Prague |
30 November 2017

The government of the Social Democrats, ANO, and the Christian Democrats, led by Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, which tendered its resignation on Wednesday, was not without its successes over the last four years, overseeing a growing economy.

Fiala elected lower house deputy head in third vote

ČTK |
29 Nov 2017

The lower house of Czech parliament elected Civic Democrat (right-wing opposition ODS) leader Petr Fiala its deputy chairman in a secret vote after the opening of its second session on Tuesday, the house's electoral commission head Martin Kolovratnik (ANO) said on Tuesday.

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