Thursday, 20 September 2018

Politics

LN: Kula's firm to guard Prague Castle, he runs for SPD senator

ČTK |
23 Jul 2018

The premises of the Prague Castle, which includes the presidential seat, will be guarded by a firm of General Ludek Kula, who plans to run for senator for the anti-EU Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) movement in the autumn, for four years, daily Lidove noviny (LN) wrote on Friday.

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Leadership confirms Stuchlík as ANO leader in Prague local polls

ČTK |
23 Jul 2018

The leadership of the Czech government ANO party has confirmed entrepreneur Petr Stuchlík as ANO's number one candidate in the autumn local elections in Prague in an online vote, while Patrik Nacher, previously chosen for election leader in an internal referendum, will be the number two.

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Reflex: KSČM is strongest communist party in Europe

ČTK |
23 Jul 2018

The Czech Communists (KSCM) not only do not face a political decline, which was predicted to them years ago, but they are even the strongest communist party in Europe, Petr Sokol has written in weekly Reflex, in an article analysing the reasons behind the KSCM's persisting strength.

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Právo: ANO to spend record 150 million on autumn elections

ČTK |
20 Jul 2018

The Czech government ANO movement plans to spend the record 150 million crowns on its campaign before the autumn local and Senate elections, which is much more than other parties and 2.5 times more than ANO earmarked for the previous elections of this kind in 2014, daily Pravo wrote on Thursday.

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Deputy PM: Babiš is entitled to chair government's anti-corruption council

Radio Prague |
20 July 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamáček of the Social Democrats has said he will not challenge the fact that Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is to chair the government's council for coordinating the fight against corruption.

ČSSD ex-governor Hašek is external aide to agriculture minister

ČTK |
20 Jul 2018

Social Democrat (CSSD) Michal Hasek, former South Moravia Governor and a former MP, has become an external aide to Agriculture Minister Miroslav Toman (for the CSSD), joining his team of advisers, Hasek told CTK on Thursday, adding that he otherwise remains working with a lawyer's firm.

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Supreme attorney: Local politicians commit mere fraction of crime

ČTK |
20 Jul 2018

Criminal activities of local and regional politicians make up a negligible fraction of 0.03 percent in the total volume of crime in the Czech Republic, Supreme State Attorney Pavel Zeman told reporters on Thursday.

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Krčál ends as minister over plagiarism

ČTK |
18 Jul 2018

Labour and Social Affairs Minister Petr Krčál said he has handed in his resignation to ČSSD head Jan Hamáček over plagiarism allegations, which Hamáček accepted and proposed Labour Ministry senior official Jana Maláčová for Krčál's successor. On Monday, news site Seznam Zpravy.cz reported that the thesis Krčál defended at the Baťa University in Zlín in May 2007 contained a number of pages evidently copying older texts by other authors.

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KDU wants to prevent authoritarian parties from dominating Senate

ČTK |
18 Jul 2018

It is important for democratic forces to prevail in the Czech Senate elections so that the upper house of parliament remains a watchdog of constitutionality, Christian Democrat (KDU-CSL) leader Pavel Belobradek said after a meeting of the party leadership discussing the election plans on Tuesday.

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Chamber of Deputies head starts visit to USA

ČTK |
17 Jul 2018

The chairman of the Czech Chamber of Deputies, Radek Vondracek (ANO), will meet the Czech community and see the U.S. Congress and the United Nations headquarters during his official ten-day visit to the USA he started Monday.

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