Monday, 20 March 2017

Politics

Czech PM wants EC's representative at V4 summit on food

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka proposes that a European Commission's representative attend the forthcoming planned Visegrad Four's (V4) summit on the different quality of food supplied to shops in West and East Europe initiated by Slovakia, he wrote in a press release yesterday.

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PM to take over Industry Ministry from Mládek on Wednesday

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will meet outgoing Industry and Trade Ministry Jan Mládek (Social Democrats, ČSSD) and his deputies on Wednesday, March 1, to temporarily take over the ministry from him, Sobotka told journalists after a cabinet meeting yesterday.

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Czech anti-Islam group to promote Zeman's presidential candidacy

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

The Bloc Against Islam group will start collecting signatures supporting the candidature of incumbent President Miloš Zeman in the Czech direct presidential election due next year on March 10 when Zeman is to announce whether he will be defending his post, the group said yesterday.

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STAN cooperates with businessman prosecuted in Krejčíř case

ČTK |
28 Feb 2017

The Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement discusses its affairs with entrepreneur Michal Redl, who was previously prosecuted in two cases involving Radovan Krejčíř, an infamous businessman who escaped abroad but has received a high prison sentence in South Africa, Czech Radio reported yesterday.

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Deputy PM Babiš eyes foreign democracy systems, elements

ČTK |
27 Feb 2017

Czech Deputy PM and ANO chairman Andrej Babis believes that the Czech Republic should follow foreign examples of state administration, he says in an interview in Saturday's issue of Denik daily, adding that he would like the Czech Republic to have German parliamentary democracy, the U.S. majority system and the Swiss direct democracy.

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ANO re-elects Faltýnek its first deputy chairman

ČTK |
27 Feb 2017

The Czech ANO movement deputies' group head Jaroslav Faltynek was re-elected ANO first deputy chairman at ANO's national congress on Sunday, gaining support of 142 of the 210 delegates present and beating Central Bohemia Region Governor Jaroslava Pokorna Jermanova in a secret ballot.

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The Trump-like figures popping up in Central Europe

The New York Times |
27 February 2017

Political outsiders across Central Europe, preaching a populist message and promising to overturn the establishment, have felt the wind at their backs since the election of the new American president. Undoubtedly the best-known businessman-turned-politician in Central Europe, Mr. Babis transformed an agribusiness conglomerate into a diversified corporate behemoth that includes major media properties.

ANO MPs lodge constitutional complaint against Lex Babiš

ČTK |
24 Feb 2017

Deputies for Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš's ANO movement are asking the Constitutional Court to abolish three paras of the conflict of interest law, which restrict access to subsidies for ministers' companies and ban media ownership by ministers, they told reporters yesterday.

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PM Sobotka wants to temporarily head Industry Ministry

ČTK |
24 Feb 2017

President Miloš Zeman accepted Industry and Trade Minister Jan Mládek's (Social Democrats) dismissal today, PM Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) said, adding that he will manage the ministry for the time being and will only propose a replacement after the ČSSD's congress in March.

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Political parties' heads agree on Czech priorities for Brexit

ČTK |
23 Feb 2017

The preservation of Czech citizens' rights, economic ties and alliance in the military sphere are the Czech Republic's priorities for negotiations about Britain's departure from the EU, representatives of the parties in parliament agreed yesterday. They discussed the matter at a meeting Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) convoked.

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