Friday, 27 May 2016

Politics

ČSSD likely to take out loan to pay fine

ČTK |
4 Apr 2016

The Czech senior Social Democratic Party (CSSD) will most probably take out a loan to pay some 340 million crowns to former lawyer Zdenek Altner which the Prague Municipal Court ordered it on Thursday, CSSD deputy group head Roman Sklenak told CTK on Friday.

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Ivan Bartoš elected Pirate Party's chairman

ČTK |
4 Apr 2016

Ivan Bartos, 36, was elected chairman of the Czech Pirate Party again by the delegates to its national forum and members voting on the Internet on Saturday.

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President Zeman favours visa-free relations with China

ČTK |
1 Apr 2016

Czech President Miloš Zeman favours visa-free relations with China and he said this will be necessitated by an influx of Chinese tourists, on the first day of his current two-day tour of the Hradec Králové Region.

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Prague to support launch of EU-Albania accession negotiations

ČTK |
1 Apr 2016

Prague will support the launch of the EU's accession negotiations with Albania as soon as the EC decides that Tirana has met all necessary requirements, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said after meeting his counterpart Ditmir Bushati yesterday.

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Czech foreign minister proposes regular meetings between V4 and West Balkan countries

ČTK |
1 Apr 2016

The Visegrad Four (V4) group, i.e. the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland, proposes staging top-level meetings of the EU and Western Balkans to discuss migration, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek told reporters during a visit to Albania yesterday.

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Trans-Atlantic ties need to be deepened - Czech PM in USA

ČTK |
1 Apr 2016

It is crucial to deepen trans-Atlantic ties and it is dangerous and short-sighted to take the trans-Atlantic partnership for granted, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said in his address in the Brookings Institution think tank yesterday. As voices challenging the trans-Atlantic partnership can be heard on both sides of the Atlantic, interest in the developments on both sides and readiness to listen to one another needs to be encouraged, he said.

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Czech and Chinese companies sign over 30 trade agreements at Žofín economic forum

ČTK |
31 Mar 2016

Members of an economic forum at the Žofín palace in Prague, attended by Czech president Miloš Zeman and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, have signed over 30 trade agreements covering various areas. One of them concerns the canal linking the Elbe, the Oder and the Danube, the Czech president said.

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Poll: ANO would win elections with 10-percent lead over ČSSD

ČTK |
31 Mar 2016

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš' ANO would win an election to the Czech Chamber of Deputies if it were held in March, with an almost 10-percent lead over the second Social Democrats (ČSSD), according to a poll conducted by the STEM polling institute and released yesterday.

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China, Czechs should promote mutual interconnection, Xi Jinping says

ČTK |
30 Mar 2016

China and the Czech Republic should promote pragmatic cooperation and reinforce their mutual interconnection, Chinese President Xi Jinping said after meeting his Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman yesterday.

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Czech PM to attend foreign reps' dinner with Obama in Washington

ČTK |
30 Mar 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will attend a joint dinner of the heads delegations which U.S. President Barack Obama hosts ahead of the nuclear summit in Washington on Thursday, the Government Office told ČTK yesterday.

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