Sunday, 4 December 2016

Politics

UK Foreign Secretary Johnson to visit Prague Friday

Radio Prague |
9 November 2016

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is set to visit Prague on Friday for talks with his Czech counterpart, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek.

PM discusses cabinet reshuffle with Zeman but names no names

Radio Prague |
9 November 2016

The Czech prime minister, Bohuslav Sobotka of the Social Democrats, has discussed his plans for a cabinet reshuffle with President Miloš Zeman.

MfD: Czech government members mostly prefer Clinton to Trump

ČTK |
9 Nov 2016

Most Czech government members prefer U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to her contender Donald Trump, dailies Lidove noviny and Mladá fronta Dnes (MfD) reported yesterday.

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U.S. presidential election not to affect Czech economy, minister says

ČTK |
9 Nov 2016

The U.S. presidential election's result will not markedly influence the Czech economy, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Andrej Babiš (ANO) said on leaving a meeting of the EU finance ministers yesterday

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Mayors and Independents end cooperation with TOP 09

ČTK |
9 Nov 2016

The close cooperation between the right-wing party TOP 09 and Mayors and Independents (STAN) will end on December 31, 2016, their chairmen Miroslav Kalousek (TOP 09) and Petr Gazdík (STAN) said after the negotiations of the leaderships of the two parties last night. "The Mayors clearly told us that any bilateral agreement with us is unacceptable for them and that they want to terminate it," Kalousek told ČTK.

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Government approves Education Ministry plan

Radio Prague |
8 November 2016

Teachers’ careers in the future could come under a three-stage assessment plan determining remuneration based on performance, the government agreed on Monday, backing a new proposal put forward by the Education Ministry.

Kalousek may step down for sake of Czech right-wing bloc

ČTK |
7 Nov 2016

Czech opposition TOP 09 leader Miroslav Kalousek is ready not to run to the Chamber of Deputies if his name were the only obstacle to form a bloc of right-wing parties against the ANO movement, Kalousek told the server Aktualne.cz Friday.

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Czech PM Sobotka meets his Chinese counterpart in Riga

ČTK |
7 Nov 2016

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, ČSSD) shortly talked to his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang within the summit of 16 Central and Eastern European countries and China in Riga Saturday.

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President Zeman says culture minister should leave government

ČTK |
7 Nov 2016

Culture Minister Daniel Herman should leave the government, president Miloš Zeman said in an interview for the website Parlamentní listy published on Sunday. Zeman said the culture minister had harmed state interests, referring to his meeting with the Dalai Lama. Zeman did not rule out that he would propose it at his meeting with PM Bohuslav Sobotka on Tuesday.

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Lidinský re-elected chairman of Czech Dawn party

ČTK |
7 Nov 2016

Miroslav Lidinský, 44, was re-elected chairman of the Czech parliamentary Dawn-National Coalition party by the delegates to its weekend congress, Dawn said in a press release yesterday.

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