Thursday, 18 September 2014

Politics

NGOs call on government to renew its commitment to human rights

Radio Prague |
10 July 2014

Ten Czech human right groups and NGOs have written an open letter to the prime minister, foreign minister and minister for human rights asking them to renew the country's commitment to supporting human rights around the world.

PM to make an inspection round of all ministries

Radio Prague |
9 July 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka is to pay a series of inspection visits to all ministries in the next few days to be briefed in detail on their plans and priorities.

Prime Minister says culture should not be ‘Cinderella’ ministry

Radio Prague |
9 July 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka started a tour of all ministries to check up on their progress on Tuesday.

Jiří Dienstbier seeks to ease European concerns over civil service law

Radio Prague |
8 July 2014

Minister for human rights, equal rights and legislation Jiří Dienstbier is due in Brussels Monday to try and win European Commission support for Czech proposals on a new civil service law.

Social Democrats launch inner-party referendum on ballot nomination rules

Radio Prague |
7 July 2014

The coalition Social Democrats have launched a first ever referendum on changes to the inner workings of the party.

Prime Minister to embark on ministry tour

Radio Prague |
7 July 2014

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka is to launch a summer tour of ministries starting with the Ministry of Culture on Tuesday.

Lech Walesa attacks lack of global solidarity

Radio Prague |
7 July 2014

In an interview on Czech Television Sunday, Lech Walesa repeated warnings about the lack of solidarity in dealing with worldwide and European problems.

Coalition parties patch up rift over company board positions

Radio Prague |
4 July 2014

Coalition parties appear to have patched up but not fully resolved their clash over the share out of seats on supervisory boards of state companies.

Who is Bureš?

The Economist |
4 July 2014

The sun seems to have set on the so-called Czech lustration laws passed in the 1990s. After he won a lawsuit in a Slovak court on June 26th, the name of the finance minister, Andrej Babiš, will be removed from a list of collaborators with the communist secret police (StB).

Czech five percent barrier for EP elections could be lifted

Radio Prague |
26 June 2014

The Czech Supreme Administrative Court will recommend to the Constitutional Court that it cancel the current five percent threshold in the elections to European Parliament valid in the Czech Republic, judge rapporteur Tomáš Langášek told journalists on Tuesday.

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