Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Politics

No place in Prague for left-wing politics

Prague Daily Monitor |
8 Oct 2018

Communal and Senatorial elections begin today

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Oct 2018

The country goes to the polls this weekend as citizens decide on 27 senate seats and the governance of municipalities and cities across the country. The polls are seen as a major test for the grassroots strength of the ruling ANO party, and their ability to make inroads at the local level.

Zeman to name Petříček foreign minister next week

Prague Daily Monitor |
5 Oct 2018

President Milos Zeman told TV Barrandov on Thursday that he expects to name Tomas Petříček (ČSSD) Foreign Minister next week. Petříček's appointment will bring some much needed stability to the ministry, after the Miroslav Poche saga which dragged on for many months and led to foreign diplomats commenting negatively on the situation at the ministry.

Foreigners can vote in Czech local elections, but show little interest

Radio Prague |
5 October 2018

The Czech Republic's communal elections, which will take place this Friday and Saturday, differ from their presidential and parliamentary equivalents in that citizens of other EU member states are also allowed to vote.

Schwarzenberg has pneumonia, can't campaign

Prague Daily Monitor |
4 Oct 2018

Former Foreign Minister and TOP 09 politician has pneumonia and is unable to get out of bed, he announced on his Facebook page. Schwarzenberg who is a darling of Prague's cafe circles, founded TOP 09, and his presence in the last week of campaigning, for the upcoming communal elections will be sorely missed.

MPs pass resolution rejecting EP vote against Hungary

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Oct 2018

The Chamber of Deputies passed a resolution on Tuesday that criticized the European Parliament's vote which could lead to Article 7 proceedings against Hungary. The resolution was proposed by ODS MP Jan Skopeček, and received multi-party support from ANO and SPD amongst others.

Petříček says Poche will finish at Foreign Ministry

Prague Daily Monitor |
3 Oct 2018

Tomas Petricek of the CSSD who was officially nominated to the post of Foreign Minister by the PM Andrej Babis (ANO) within the ruling coalition, said that his mentor and former CSSD nominee for the post, MEP Miroslav Poche will finish at the Foreign Ministry shortly.

Ivan Bartoš: English-speaking city staff, better facilities for foreign residents

By Hrishabh Sandilya | Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Oct 2018

In an interview with Prague Daily Monitor, Ivan Bartoš, the leader of the Pirate Party, explained what the Pirates have in store for Prague's many foreign residents and the party's agenda for the upcoming communal elections.

ČSSD has much to lose in this weekend's elections

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Oct 2018

Hospodarske noviny reports that the Social Democrats (CSSD) have the most to lose from amongst the major political parties at the upcoming communal and senate elections, as the party has failed to attract any new voters.

Ex-minister Stropnický resigns as MP and quits ANO

Prague Daily Monitor |
2 Oct 2018

Actor and Diplomat Martin Stropnický who served as defence and foreign minister in the previous government for ANO, resigned as MP on Monday and gave up his vice president's position in ANO. ANO's parliamentary leader, Jaroslav Faltýnek, confirmed this to Novinky.cz. Stropnický did this in preparation for his departure to Israel, where he is expected to take up the post of ambassador shortly.

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