Monday, 13 February 2017

Politics

HN: Kalousek's plan of centre-right bloc fails

ČTK |
18 Jan 2017

Opposition TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek's plan to form a big alliance of Czech right-wing and centrist parties that would run in the autumn general election and oppose the ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis has failed, daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) wrote on Tuesday.

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Respekt: Babiš pays no heed to his foreign policy experts

ČTK |
17 Jan 2017

ANO leader and possible next Czech prime minister Andrej Babiš has several foreign policy experts, but he does not listen to them and ANO MPs nearly always support his view, weekly Respekt writes in its latest issue out on Monday.

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Social Democrats choose Birke as election manager

ČTK |
16 Jan 2017

Chamber of Deputies member Jan Birke will be the Czech Social Democrat (CSSD) election manager for the autumn general election, as proposed by party leader, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Sobotka told journalists on Friday.

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ANO deputy group's head hospitalised after collapse

ČTK |
13 Jan 2017

Prague, Jan 12 (CTK) - Jaroslav Faltynek, 54, head of the Czech government ANO movement's deputy group, suffered a collapse in the Chamber of Deputies and he was taken to hospital on Thursday, ANO MPs's deputy head Bronislav Schwarz has confirmed to CTK.

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More than half billion crowns paid by state to political parties in 2016

ČTK |
13 Jan 2017

The Czech state paid 32 political parties and movements subsidies worth more than a half billion crowns in 2016, according the information released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.

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ČSSD to promote aid to families, elderly in government

ČTK |
11 Jan 2017

The Czech senior ruling Social Democrats (CSSD) wants to push through a rise in child benefits and paternity leave and focus on aid to the elderly and employees in the government by the October general election, PM and CSSD chairman Bohuslav Sobotka told reporters on Tuesday.

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Social Democrat deputy leaving party over corruption

ČTK |
11 Jan 2017

Chamber of Deputies member Pavlína Nytrová quit the ruling Social Democrats in mid-December, she told ČTK on Tuesday, citing rampant corruption, from the district up to the national level, as the reason for her decision.

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Zeman to announce decision on his candidacy on March 10

ČTK |
11 Jan 2017

President Milos Zeman, who will turn 73 in September, will announce whether he will be defending his presidency at a press conference on March 10, his spokesman Jiri Ovcacek told Parlamentni listy on Tuesday.

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Nečas returns to politics as advisor to Civic Democratic Alliance

Radio Prague |
9 January 2017

Former prime minister and Civic Democratic Party chairman Petr Nečas has returned to politics as an advisor to a new incarnation of the Civic Democratic Alliance funded by billionaire Pavel Sehnal, the news site Euro.cz reported.

E15: ČSSD's property frozen due to its giant debt

ČTK |
9 Jan 2017

A distraint officer has frozen the property of the Social Democrats, the Lidový dům and adjacent Lanna Palace lucrative real estate in Prague centre, due to their 337-million-crown debt they owe to the late lawyer Zdeněk Altner, daily E15 reported.

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