Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Politics

Foreign minister: Prague prepared to host Israeli-Palestinian talks

ČTK |
8 Jun 2015

Prague is prepared to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek said in his 20-minute speech delivered in English at a security conference in Israel yesterday.

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Valachová likely to become Czech education minister

ČTK |
5 Jun 2015

Kateřina Valachová, Czech deputy minister for legislation and human rights, is a likely candidate to take up the post of education minister, since Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka plans to put a woman in the post, sources close to Sobotka told ČTK Thursday.

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Czech legislative council approves female candidates quotas

ČTK |
5 Jun 2015

The Czech Government Legislative Council approved Thursday a draft amendment to the election law introducing quotas for an equal representation of women and men on the lists of candidates for elections to the Chamber of Deputies and regional assemblies, Jiri Soucek has told CTK.

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Government takes aim at presidential powers

The Wall Street Journal |
4 June 2015

The Czech government on Wednesday approved a draft constitutional amendment to limit the powers of the president to choose central bank policy makers and set the country's foreign policy agenda.

Zeman: Plans to curb presidential powers revenge by failed candidate Dienstbier

Radio Prague |
3 June 2015

President Miloš Zeman says government plans to curb the powers of his office are an attempt at revenge on the part of the government's legislation chief Jiří Dienstbier, who was a failed candidate in the 2013 presidential election.

New education minister to be announced on Friday

ČTK |
3 Jun 2015

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) will announce the name of the new education minister on Friday, head of the educational trade union Frantisek Dobsik said after meeting Sobotka Tuesday.

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Gunmen kill nine Afghan employees of Czech charity

Yahoo News |
3 June 2015

Gunmen killed nine Afghan employees of a Czech aid organisation in their beds during an overnight raid in northern Afghanistan Tuesday, one of the deadliest recent attacks on humanitarian workers in the war-battered country. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the killings in the relatively tranquil Balkh province, but the Taliban are intensifying their annual spring offensive despite repeated government attempts to reopen peace talks.

Christian Democrat wants Sudeten German Days in Brno

ČTK |
1 Jun 2015

David Macek, a member of the South Moravia regional assembly for the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL), has proposed that the next Sudeten German Days should be held in Brno, daily Pravo writes Friday.

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Education minister blames his sacking on ANO head Babiš

ČTK |
1 Jun 2015

Czech Education Minister Marcel Chladek (Social Democrats, CSSD) said Friday his upcoming sacking is an unprecedented attack aimed to unseat him as minister, which he blames on Finance Minister and ANO chairman Andrej Babis, whom he asked to increase the education sector's budget.

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Opposition ODS wants single VAT rate of 19 percent

ČTK |
1 Jun 2015

The Czech opposition Civic Democrats (ODS) propose that the VAT rate should be cut from 21 to 19 percent, in its programme it unveiled at its non-election congress Saturday.

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