Monday, 2 March 2015

Politics

Mongolian President arrives in Prague

ČTK |
19 Jan 2015

President of Mongolia Tsakhia Elbegdorj arrived in Prague by a regular EuroCity train from Berlin for a three-day official visit before 19:30 yesterday and he was welcomed by representatives of the Presidential Office, the Foreign Ministry and the Mongolian embassy at the main station.

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PM: Czechs do not support abolition of anti-Russian sanctions

ČTK |
16 Jan 2015

The Czech Republic does not support any reduction of the anti-Russian sanctions because Moscow is not fully fulfilling the Minsk agreements, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) said in reaction to a report the Russian news agency TASS carried Thursday.

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Lawmakers to discuss legislation to curb presidential powers

Radio Prague |
15 January 2015

Czech lawmakers are due to begin debating a government draft bill proposing to curb the powers of the country's head-of-state.

Klaus opposed to countries that "wish breaking of Russia"

ČTK |
9 Jan 2015

The United States, a part of West Europe and Poland wish the breaking of Russia and its regression by a decade, which is beyond understanding, Former Czech President Václav Klaus said in an interview released by the PAP Polish news agency yesterday.

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Sobotka denies Polish press report

ČTK |
9 Jan 2015

Polish PM did not complain about Oswiecim events in Czech Republic.

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ČSSD ban on cooperation with Communists is outdated, youth says

ČTK |
9 Jan 2015

The Czech Young Social Democrats consider the 1995 resolution of the Social Democratic Party (ČSSD), which has banned cooperation with the Communists (KSČM) and other extremist parties, outdated, their head Lucie Valová told ČTK yesterday.

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Czech politicians condemn terrorist attack in France

ČTK |
8 Jan 2015

Czech politicians have strongly condemned a terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday which left at least 12 people dead. "No democratic society can function without freedom of speech," Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said. Sobotka expressed his condolences and deep regret at the attack and he strongly condemned the violence used against innocent people.

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PM: Official's suspicious purchase harms president's reputation

ČTK |
8 Jan 2015

The suspicious purchase of a Prague villa by Presidential Office head Vratislav Mynář harms the reputation of the presidential post, but only President Miloš Zeman can deal with the issue and dismiss Mynář, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said after a cabinet meeting yesterday.

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TOP 09 criticises foreign political concept

ČTK |
7 Jan 2015

The opposition TOP 09 party criticises the new foreign political concept the Foreign Ministry is drafting, deputy chairman Marek Ženíšek told journalists yesterday, adding that the document dilutes the terms such as human rights that were previously clearly defined.

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Okamura says he would not now publish anti-Muslim text

ČTK |
7 Jan 2015

Tomio Okamura, MP and head of the Czech opposition Dawn of Direct Democracy who recently called on Czechs to bother local Muslims, yesterday said he would not release such a call on Facebook now because it plays down the real danger of radical Islamism. He reacted to the Dawn leadership that condemned Okamura's step as unnecessary belittling the radical Islamism threat earlier yesterday.

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