Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Politics

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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Zeman invites Van der Bellen to Prague

ČTK |
31 Mar 2017

President Miloš Zeman has invited his Austrian counterpart Alexander Van der Bellen for a visit to the Czech Republic this spring, Zeman wrote in a letter to him he passed to the media yesterday.

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Czech PM to meet Merkel, Steinmeier, Fico in Berlin on Monday

ČTK |
30 Mar 2017

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will meet his Slovak counterpart Robert Fico and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Monday, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of signing the Czechoslovak-German good neighbourhood treaty, the Government Office announced yesterday.

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LN: Russia may be behind hacker attack on Czech ministry

ČTK |
30 Mar 2017

IT experts say that the traces of the hacker attack on the Czech Foreign Ministry uncovered at the beginning of the year lead to Russia, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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ČSSD ForMin wishes luck to presidential candidate Drahoš

ČTK |
30 Mar 2017

The Czech Social Democrats (ČSSD) have reacted with reluctance to former Science Academy chairman Jiří Drahoš's candidacy for president, with ČSSD deputy head Lubomír Zaorálek wishing him good luck and the first deputy head, Milan Chovanec, saying his candidacy will boost the race's diversity.

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ANO softens its moral code ahead of Czech general election

ČTK |
30 Mar 2017

The ANO party softened its moral code this month, ordering its candidates for elected posts to step down if charges are brought against them, while until now they had to do so if criminal prosecution was launched against them, ANO spokesman told Czech news server Aktualne yesterday.

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