Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Politics

Foreign minister to visit Germany, invite Merkel to Prague

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek will visit Germany on June 15 to meet his counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier and give him an official invitation to the Czech Republic for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Gov't dismisses Syková as deputy head of research council

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

The Czech cabinet approved yesterday the dismissal of senator Eva Syková from the government Council for Research, Development and Innovations (RVVI) on the proposal of Pavel Belobradek, deputy PM for research, his spokeswoman Adéla Klimešová told ČTK.

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Czech, Slovak PMs agree on joint government meeting

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

The Czech and Slovak Prime ministers, Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats) and Robert Fico (Smer-Social Democracy), plan a joint meeting of both countries' governments to be held in September, they told reporters after their meeting in Prague yesterday.

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V4 PMs discuss crisis faced by EU at Prague conference

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

The EU will not collapse over the migrant crisis but it is populism and people's frustration that pose a far bigger danger, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka said at a meeting of the Visegrad Four (V4) prime ministers in Prague yesterday. The solution lies in enhancing trust between EU members and strengthening European cohesion, Sobotka said at the meeting held within the Prague European Summit conference.

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ANO wants parties to debate controversial police reform

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

The Czech government ANO wants special negotiations between the three government partners to deal with the Interior Ministry's plan to reorganise the Czech police, since its request that the plan be scrapped was rejected by the coalition parties' leaders yesterday, ANO head Andrej Babiš said.

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Visegrad Group wants Britain to stay in EU

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

Viktor Orban, Beata Szydlo, Robert Fico and Bohuslav Sobotka hope that Britain will remain part of the European Union and they oppose the quotas for taking in asylum seekers, they said in a joint statement of prime ministers of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries in Prague yesterday.

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Zeman offers peace talks between Armenia, Azerbaijan

ČTK |
9 Jun 2016

President Miloš Zeman has offered his good offices to Armenia and Azerbaijan in the peace talks over Nagorno Karabakh that might be held in Prague, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan told journalists after their meeting yesterday.

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LN: Zeman's "unpaid adviser" enjoys many privileges

ČTK |
8 Jun 2016

Businessman Martin Nejedlý, 49, adviser to President Miloš Zeman in charge of energy issues, enjoys a privileged position though he is not an official employee of the Presidential Office, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday.

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First ‘candidates’ mull presidential bids

Radio Prague |
8 June 2016

Czech-American economist Jan Švejnar, businessman (and music industry legend) Michal Horáček and others have let themselves be heard they are considering running in the Czech presidential election in 2018.

Top attorney writes to PM over merger of police units

ČTK |
7 Jun 2016

Czech Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman has criticised a possible merger of the police organised crime (UOOZ) and anti-corruption (UOKFK) squads in a letter addressed to the prime minister and other members of the cabinet, server Lidovky.cz reported yesterday.

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