Sunday, 25 September 2016

Politics

Zeman: Parliament should debate acceptance of refugees

ČTK |
3 Aug 2016

President Miloš Zeman wants the parliament to debate the issue of accepting migrants in the Czech Republic, his spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters yesterday.

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President criticises STAN election campaign

ČTK |
3 Aug 2016

President Miloš Zeman has criticised the campaign of the Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement before the autumn regional election, which was based on high public support for mayors, though they are running for all parties, Zeman's spokesman Jiří Ovčáček told reporters yesterday.

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Former anti-organised crime unit head could be bound for Customs Administration job

Radio Prague |
2 August 2016

Robert Šlachta, the former head of the country’s now defunct anti-organised crime unit, (streamlined into the National Headquarters Against Organised Crime) could reportedly take up employment with the country’s Customs Administration instead.

Divisive police reorganisation takes effect Monday

ČTK |
2 Aug 2016

The new 870-strong Czech National Centre against Organised Crime, established by the merger of the police organised crime and corruption squads within a reform, started working yesterday. The move sparked a major row in the coalition government between the Social Democrats, who backed the change, and ANO, who were fiercely opposed and threatened to quit the government over the issue.

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Experts oppose Zeman's call on people to arm themselves

ČTK |
2 Aug 2016

Most Czech security experts whom ČTK addressed yesterday do not like President Miloš Zeman's call on common people to arm themselves in order to help fight the terrorist threat, but they agreed that Czech citizens should be more prepared for crisis situations.

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Hackers attacks Babiš's websites

ČTK |
2 Aug 2016

Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous group attacked websites of firms owned by Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) yesterday in protest against the electronic registration of sales and the law on gambling that empowers the state to block websites, the Lupa.cz server writes.

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Babiš rejects demand for raising Interior Ministry's budget

ČTK |
1 Aug 2016

Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) again criticised Saturday Interior Minister Milan Chovanec's (Social Democrats, ČSSD) demand for an additional three billion crowns for his sector to raise the number of police and fight terrorism.

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HN: Regional governors building Olympic parks for promotion

ČTK |
29 Jul 2016

Czech politicians, mainly regional governors and mayors, are building Olympic parks before the Rio Summer Olympics, having found a chance to present themselves as patriots two months before regional and Senate elections, Hospodáčaké noviny reports.

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MP leaves ANO due to Čapí hnízdo case, lack of discussion

ČTK |
25 Jul 2016

Lower house deputy Kristýna Zelienková is leaving the ANO movement because of the Čapí hnízdo case, a lack of standard discussion in the party, and her disapproval of the politics that ANO pursued in the town where she lived, she said on Sunday.

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Czech leader hopes U.S. will remain solid NATO partner whoever wins vote

Reuters |
22 July 2016

The Czech prime minister said he hoped the United States would remain a solid NATO partner whoever won its presidential vote, after U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump appeared to raise questions about his commitment to defend allies in the alliance.

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