Saturday, 30 April 2016

Politics

ANO to spend CZK 50 million on regional election campaign

ČTK |
21 Mar 2016

The Czech government ANO movement will spend about 50 million crowns on the campaign before the autumn regional election and it intends to win at least in five of the 13 regions and finish second in the other ones, its chairman and Finance Minister Andrej Babis has told CTK.

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Sobotka: No reason to change coalition

The Prague Post |
21 March 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said he sees no reason to change the composition of the coalition government. Sobotka (ČSSD) said that the coalition with the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and ANO has a chance to finish its mandate.

ANO leader downplays defections from Karlovy Vary leadership

Radio Prague |
18 March 2016

Leader of the ANO party Andrej Babiš has described the quitting of five high placed members of the party on Karlovy Vary city council as a clear out of those who gained office for personal profit.

Xi Jinping scheduled to meet top Czech politicians in Prague

ČTK |
18 Mar 2016

China's President Xi Jinping will meet President Miloš Zeman, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, the heads of the two houses of parliament and the Prague mayor during his visit to the Czech Republic on March 28-30, according to preliminary information of the Czech Presidential Office.

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Czechs hail proposal to lift visas with Ukraine, no risk

ČTK |
18 Mar 2016

The Czech Republic welcomes the European Commission's prepared plan to abolish visas for Ukrainians, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) said yesterday, adding that it should not pose any risk or problem.

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Gov't parties do not reach agreement on Čapí hnízdo case yet

ČTK |
17 Mar 2016

The government coalition council did not agree yesterday on a joint procedure at the Chamber of Deputies' extraordinary session on June 23 to discuss the Čapí hnízdo case of Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO), the ruling parties' heads said after the meeting.

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EU should seek release of Savchenko by Moscow, PM says

ČTK |
17 Mar 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will be pushing for the EU leaders to seek the release of Ukrainian pilot Nadyia Savchenko from the Russian prison at the forthcoming EU summit, he told the Seante members who supported his plan yesterday.

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Italian Foreign Minister to visit Prague, meet PM, ministers

ČTK |
17 Mar 2016

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni will arrive in the Czech Republic for an official visit yesterday, and he is to meet his Czech counterpart Lubomír Zaorálek and PM Bohuslav Sobotka (both Social Democrats, ČSSD) on Thursday, the Czech Foreign Ministry has announced.

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LN: Zeman's office head may leave after China president's visit

ČTK |
17 Mar 2016

Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynář, whom the National Security Office has refused to grant a top security clearance, is to end in office after the visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping on March 28, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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Electronic cash register proposal wins Senate backing

ČTK |
17 Mar 2016

The Senate passed the closely watched bill on the compulsory electronic registration of sales (EET), which the centre-left government expects to reduce tax evasion and which has been sharply criticised by the right-wing opposition, yesterday, as expected.

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