Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Politics

Respekt: Zmeyevsky to be new Russian ambassador in Prague

ČTK |
22 Dec 2015

Former Russian special presidential representative for international cooperation in combating terrorism and transnational organised crime Alexander Zmeyevsky will become the new ambassador to the Czech Republic, weekly Respekt reported yesterday.

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LN: Klaus meets parties over their possible support

ČTK |
22 Dec 2015

Former president Václav Klaus recently met leaders of Czech political parties to discuss support for his possible return to high politics, daily Lidové noviny (LN) reported yesterday, adding that he addressed the Social Democrats (ČSSD), the Christian Democrats (KDU-ČSL) and TOP 09.

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Týden: Extremist Sládek seeks political comeback

ČTK |
22 Dec 2015

Miroslav Sládek, whose far-right Republican party was in Czech parliament in the 1990s, recently appeared at a rally among nationalist supporters as he considers the migrant crisis a good opportunity for his political comeback, weekly Týden writes in its latest issue.

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Reinstated Czech prisons head Dohnal launches personnel changes

ČTK |
22 Dec 2015

Petr Dohnal, who was reinstated as Czech Prison Service director by a court verdict on Friday, has launched personnel changes in the corps management, dismissing several senior officers including deputy directors, a source acquainted with the situation has told ČTK.

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PM Sobotka to visit Turkey, Zeman to go to Latin America

ČTK |
22 Dec 2015

Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka plans to visit Turkey next year, while the longest foreign trip of President Miloš Zeman is to take him to Latin America.

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Klausová, Filipi may keep posts of Czech ambassadors in 2016

ČTK |
22 Dec 2015

Eva Filipi and Livia Klausová, the Czech ambassadors to Syria and Slovakia, respectively, will keep their posts based on a temporary work agreement after January 1 until lawmakers pass a bill enabling diplomats to complete their mission even if they turned 70, Czech Television reported yesterday.

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Communist MEP asks for suspending EP group membership

ČTK |
17 Dec 2015

Czech Communist MEP Miloslav Ransdorf asked on Wednesday the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) EP group to suspend his membership until the case of his detention in a Swiss bank in early December is clarified.

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Top 09 looks to lead new Prague coalition

Radio Prague |
16 December 2015

A new coalition governing Prague City Hall could take shape around the TOP 09 party and push the former ruling ANO party and Social Democrats into opposition. Representatives of five political parties outlined their goal to have a new coalition in place by January.

MEP Ransdorf still in KSČM party despite fraud allegatation

ČTK |
14 Dec 2015

The Communist (KSCM) central committee decided on Saturday not to discontinue the party membership of Czech MEP Miloslav Ransdorf despite his having been recently detained by Swiss police over suspected financial fraud in a Zurich bank.

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MEP Ransdorf to leave GUE/NGL Group over suspected fraud

ČTK |
11 Dec 2015

Czech MEP Miloslav Ransdorf (Communists, KSČM) will suspend his membership of the left-wing GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament after the Swiss police arrested him in a Zurich bank and he has been suspected of a financial fraud, he told the public Czech Television (ČT) yesterday.

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