Thursday, 2 October 2014

Politics

Zaorálek calls on Moscow to aid crash investigation and cease sending weapons and gunmen to eastern Ukraine

Radio Prague |
23 July 2014

The Czech minister of foreign affairs, Lubomír Zaorálek, says the Russian Federation should provide assistance to an independent investigation into the crash of a Malaysian plane in eastern Ukraine and also cease sending weapons and gunmen to the region.

Prime minister reviews Foreign Ministry, outlines stance on Russia and tragedy in Ukraine

Radio Prague |
23 July 2014

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka on Monday continued his tour of government ministries, this time focusing on Černín Palace and results over the last half year by the country's foreign minister, Lubomír Zaorálek.

B. Sobotka: Government is able to coordinate Czech foreign policy

CIAnews.eu |
22 July 2014

The government led by Bohuslav Sobotka (ČSSD) was able to better coordinate the foreign policy of the Czech Republic and positions of constitutional representatives in the field of the safety and defence in last five months.

ANO debating candidate for regional development minister

Radio Prague |
22 July 2014

The ANO party of the ruling coalition is to debate who should replace Věra Jourová in the post of regional development minister following her nomination to be the country’s next EU commissioner.

Social Democrats support Jourová’s candidacy in return for higher minimal wage growth

Radio Prague |
22 July 2014

According to inside sources close to the government, the Social Democrats traded their support for Věra Jourová’s nomination to the post of EU commissioner for a higher minimal wage growth and more money for the social services sphere in 2015.

Former minister Martin Bursík backed by TOP 09 for Senate seat

Radio Prague |
21 July 2014

Former leader of the Green Party and ex minister of the environment Martin Bursík has announced he has been selected to by the centre-right TOP 09 party to stand for the Czech Upper house, the Senate.

Centre-right opposition: broader consensus needed on civil service bill

Radio Prague |
16 July 2014

MPs returned to their seats on Tuesday to debate, above all, a much-needed civil service bill, designed to reform the civil service along apolitical lines, cutting out cronyism and corruption to which it was susceptible in the past. The Czech Republic, to its embarrassment, is the only remaining EU member without such legislation already in place.

Zeman to attend cabinet meeting

Radio Prague |
15 July 2014

The Czech head-of-state will attend a cabinet meeting next Monday, according to his spokesman. Mr Zeman had promised to attend earlier several times but his attendance had been put off for various reasons.

PM Bohuslav Sobotka continues ministry tour at transport

Radio Prague |
11 July 2014

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka has continued his tour of ministries with a visit to the Ministry of Transport and its head Antonín Prachař on Thursday.

Slovak president on state visit to Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
10 July 2014

Slovak President Andrej Kiska who is on a state visit to the Czech Republic has been received with military honours at Prague Castle by President Miloš Zeman.

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