Monday, 24 April 2017

Politics

Zeman for West Balkans' Euro-Atlantic integration without Kosovo

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The Czech Republic supports the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans, President Miloš Zeman said on a visit to Zagreb yesterday, but added that he believes the integration should not include Kosovo.

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Czech state prepares celebrations of Czechoslovakia's centenary

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The Czech state will spend 400 million crowns on the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of establishment of independent Czechoslovakia and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 2018.

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ANO, STAN heads consider Drahoš dignified candidate

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

Former Czech Science Academy chairman Jiří Drahoš, 68, is a dignified presidential candidate, the heads of the government movement ANO and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN), Andrej Babisšand Petr Gazdík, respectively, agreed yesterday.

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Former Czech Science Academy head Drahoš to run for president

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

Former Czech Science Academy head Jiří Drahoš, 68, announced yesterday he will be running for president in the direct election next January, Jakub Kleindienst, head of Drahoš's election team, confirmed for ČTK the information carried by server Aktualne.cz.

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TOP 09, STAN might back Drahoš's candidacy for Czech president

ČTK |
29 Mar 2017

The chairmen of most Czech parliamentary parties have welcomed yesterday's decision by Jiří Drahoš, 68, former Czech Science Academy chairman, to run for president in the direct election next January.

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Respekt: Czech migration section head to be ambassador to Kosovo

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

Tomáš Haisman, a long-term director of the Interior Ministry's migration and asylum policy section who took an uncompromising stance on war refugees, is likely to head the Czech embassy in Kosovo, the country that has become a symbol of refugeeism in Europe, weekly Respekt out yesterday writes.

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Czech diplomacy calls on Russia, Belarus to release demonstrators

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

The Czech Foreign Ministry called yesterday on Russian and Belarussian authorities to release the people who had been detained during the weekend demonstrations in these countries.

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KDU-ČSL/STAN would gain 8.5% in Feb

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

The coalition of the Czech junior government Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and the opposition Mayors and Independents (STAN) would gain 8.5% of the vote in February and it would not enter the Chamber of Deputies, according to the Focus election model released yesterday.

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President Zeman to appoint Havlíček industry minister next week

ČTK |
28 Mar 2017

President Miloš Zeman will appoint Jiří Havlíček (Social Democrats, ČSSD) to the post of industry and trade minister next week, Havlíček told journalists after meeting Zeman yesterday.

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Gazdík defends post of Czech STAN movement's chairman

ČTK |
27 Mar 2017

Petr Gazdík, 42, was re-elected the Czech Mayors and Independents (STAN) movement's chairman receiving 135 out of the 145 votes or 93 percent at its congress Saturday.

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