Thursday, 2 July 2015

Politics

Political analyst Jiří Pehe: The Czech Christian Democrats should look abroad for inspiration

Radio Prague |
26 May 2015

The junior party in the Czech governing coalition, the Christian Democrats, held a party conference over the weekend re-electing an old-new leadership and outlining plans for the future.

PM Sobotka praises government coalition at KDU-ČSL congress

ČTK |
25 May 2015

The government coalition works to the benefit of the Czech Republic, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) told journalists during the two-day national congress of the junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) that started Friday.

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Jurečka re-elected as KDU-ČSL first deputy head

ČTK |
25 May 2015

Agriculture Minister Marian Jurečka was re-elected as the first deputy chairman of the junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) at the party congress Saturday and Zuzana Roithová, Jan Bartošek, Jiří Mihola and Ondřej Benešík were elected deputy chairpersons.

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Bělobrádek: Christian Democrats need to broaden image, continue to meet promises

ČTK |
25 May 2015

The Czech Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) must get rid of the "clerical party" label and show to voters that they are not merely a party of Christians and for Christians, their chairman Pavel Bělobrádek said at the close of the KDU-ČSL congress yesterday. "We have to succeed in showing to people that we are changing and want to modernise the Czech Republic as well," Bělobrádek said.

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Poll: Most Czechs are against Nečas's comeback

ČTK |
22 May 2015

Eight out of ten Czechs do not want former PM Petr Necas (Civic Democratic Party, ODS), who stepped down amid an illegal surveillance scandal in 2013, to return to politics, according to a poll conducted by the Median polling institute, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes Thursday.

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Czech government may face no-confidence vote

ČTK |
22 May 2015

The opposition TOP 09, Civic Democratic Party and Dawn movement will propose a special meeting of the Chamber of Deputies to express no-confidence in the Czech government over the support of biofuels.

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Fourteen employees of Czech inclusion agency hand in notices

ČTK |
22 May 2015

Fourteen employees of the management of the Czech government Social Inclusion Agency handed in their notices Thursday because they disagree with Human Rights Minister Jiri Dienstbier (Social Democrats, CSSD) on the form and operation of the body, Lucie Macku has told CTK.

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TOP 09 and Civic Democrats may join forces for regional elections

Radio Prague |
20 May 2015

Right-wing parties TOP 09 and the Civic Democrats are considering joining forces for next year's regional elections, iHned.cz reported on Tuesday. In some regions the groupings could field joint candidate lists, the news website said.

Dawn's independent MPs found National Interests party

ČTK |
20 May 2015

Independent lawmakers from the Dawn movement have founded a new party called National Interests, its chairman and lawmaker Petr Adam told CTK Tuesday, adding that the entity is likely to merge with Dawn in the future.

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Zeman expresses admiration for Churchill, Blair, Thatcher

ČTK |
20 May 2015

Czech President Milos Zeman expressed his admiration for former British prime ministers Winston Churchill, Tony Blair and Margaret Thatcher during a reception at the British embassy Tuesday, hosted on the occasion of the 89th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II.

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