Monday, 20 June 2016

Politics

PM to steer his ČSSD more leftward in Sanders style

ČTK |
22 Apr 2016

The strong leftist rhetoric of Bernie Sanders, a Democrat candidate for US president, has enchanted Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka, who wants to steer his Social Democrats more to the left after Sanders' example, Hospodářské noviny wrote on Thursday.

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President officially declares October dates for regional and Senate elections

Radio Prague |
21 April 2016

President Miloš Zeman has officially declared the dates for regional and Senate elections later this year. The head of state made the announcement at a news conference he gave in Jince on Wednesday during a tour of the Central Bohemian region.

TOP 09 leading politician Lukša establishes new party

ČTK |
20 Apr 2016

Pavol Lukša, who was TOP 09 deputy chairman until 2015, has left the now opposition party and established a new one, Dobrá volba (Good Choice), because he cannot identify with TOP 09's politics anymore, he told ČTK on Tuesday.

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ČSSD's accounts not blocked, Altner did not pay security

ČTK |
19 Apr 2016

The Prague 1 Court rejected on Monday the demand of Zdeněk Altner, former lawyer of the Social Democrats, to block its accounts, Jiří Chvojka, media representative of the party's law office, told ČTK on Monday.

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Social Democrats to delay payment of contractual fine despite risks involved

Radio Prague |
18 April 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Sunday confirmed that his Social Democratic party would not for the time being pay former lawyer Zdenek Altner CZK 337 million in a contractual fine despite a legally binding court order.

Gazdik re-elected head of Czech Mayors and Independents

ČTK |
18 Apr 2016

Petr Gazdik was re-elected leader of the Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement for a one-year term as he gained 133 out of 144 votes at the STAN national congress on Saturday.

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Terrorists are no Muslims, Turkish ambassador in Prague says

ČTK |
15 Apr 2016

The terrorists who commit crime in the name of Islam are no Muslims, Turkish ambassador Ahmet Bigali told ČTK at a conference on multicultural dialogue held in Prague yesterday.

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Social Democrats say will deal with Zdeňek Altner creditors before paying lawyer

ČTK |
15 Apr 2016

The Czech senior government Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) will not pay CZK 337 million crowns to its former lawyer Zdeněk Altner by midnight yesterday, which court ordered it, and they will first meet his creditors' claims, the party's media representative Jiří Chvojka told ČTK yesterday.

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Sobotka: EU and NATO should prepare for new migration routes

ČTK |
13 Apr 2016

The Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, says the European Union and NATO should prepare for possible changes to migration routes to Europe.

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Austrian President Fischer ends two-day visit to ČR

ČTK |
13 Apr 2016

Austrian President Heinz Fischer ended a two-day visit to the Czech Republic and he parted with his Czech counterpart Miloš Zeman right outside the train which took him from the Prague Main Railway Station to Vienna.

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